Neil Farber

Neil Farber

Iconoclast Editions is pleased to present a new series of unique works by Neil Farber. Taking a simple but expressive drawing style reminiscent of children’s book illustrations, Farber explores the area between childhood fantasy and adult realities. The artist has created a world populated by an odd cast of characters of waif-like children, and other creatures, combining innocence with a complicated and often foreboding sense of the absurd. Indeed, it is out of these contradictions that Farber’s dark humor emanates. For this series, Farber creates a hospital scene where an older man is speaking to a bed-ridden child. The basic elements in the scene are executed as a silkscreen print with Farber’s handwritten message inside a word bubble and the man’s hand-painted shirt design providing the unique and varied element to each piece.
Farber’s work has been exhibited at the the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Musee Art Contemporain Lyon, France; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; American Museum of Natural History, New York; The Drawing Center, New York; Seoul Museum of Art, Korea; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT


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