Geoffrey Farmer – Geoffrey Farmer, I'm Not Praying I'm Just Stretching, 2008–2009

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Geoffrey Farmer, I'm Not Praying I'm Just Stretching, 2008–2009, candle snuffer, abandoned Quaker-style chair taken from the streets of Boston, Among The Night People by Clara D. Pierson borrowed from the Library of the Beacon Hill Friends House, photograph of the human liberty bell (1918), branch from a tree used for public hangings in the Boston Common, light socket with the embossed words ‘proclaim liberty throughout the land’, found bell inscribed with the date 1991, a bell clapper/moth feeder made from a cotton ball soaked in a solution of sugar derived from a candy taken from a Felix Gonzales-Torres work, drinking glass, vase, antique bottle, lights, various notes, dimensions variable
Geoffrey Farmer, I'm Not Praying I'm Just Stretching, 2008–2009, candle snuffer, abandoned Quaker-style chair taken from the streets of Boston, Among The Night People by Clara D. Pierson borrowed from the Library of the Beacon Hill Friends House, photograph of the human liberty bell (1918), branch from a tree used for public hangings in the Boston Common, light socket with the embossed words ‘proclaim liberty throughout the land’, found bell inscribed with the date 1991, a bell clapper/moth feeder made from a cotton ball soaked in a solution of sugar derived from a candy taken from a Felix Gonzales-Torres work, drinking glass, vase, antique bottle, lights, various notes, dimensions variable
Geoffrey Farmer, I'm Not Praying I'm Just Stretching, 2008–2009, candle snuffer, abandoned Quaker-style chair taken from the streets of Boston, Among The Night People by Clara D. Pierson borrowed from the Library of the Beacon Hill Friends House, photograph of the human liberty bell (1918), branch from a tree used for public hangings in the Boston Common, light socket with the embossed words ‘proclaim liberty throughout the land’, found bell inscribed with the date 1991, a bell clapper/moth feeder made from a cotton ball soaked in a solution of sugar derived from a candy taken from a Felix Gonzales-Torres work, drinking glass, vase, antique bottle, lights, various notes, dimensions variable
Geoffrey Farmer, I'm Not Praying I'm Just Stretching, 2008–2009, candle snuffer, abandoned Quaker-style chair taken from the streets of Boston, Among The Night People by Clara D. Pierson borrowed from the Library of the Beacon Hill Friends House, photograph of the human liberty bell (1918), branch from a tree used for public hangings in the Boston Common, light socket with the embossed words ‘proclaim liberty throughout the land’, found bell inscribed with the date 1991, a bell clapper/moth feeder made from a cotton ball soaked in a solution of sugar derived from a candy taken from a Felix Gonzales-Torres work, drinking glass, vase, antique bottle, lights, various notes, dimensions variable
Geoffrey Farmer, I'm Not Praying I'm Just Stretching, 2008–2009, candle snuffer, abandoned Quaker-style chair taken from the streets of Boston, Among The Night People by Clara D. Pierson borrowed from the Library of the Beacon Hill Friends House, photograph of the human liberty bell (1918), branch from a tree used for public hangings in the Boston Common, light socket with the embossed words ‘proclaim liberty throughout the land’, found bell inscribed with the date 1991, a bell clapper/moth feeder made from a cotton ball soaked in a solution of sugar derived from a candy taken from a Felix Gonzales-Torres work, drinking glass, vase, antique bottle, lights, various notes, dimensions variable
Geoffrey Farmer, I'm Not Praying I'm Just Stretching, 2008–2009, candle snuffer, abandoned Quaker-style chair taken from the streets of Boston, Among The Night People by Clara D. Pierson borrowed from the Library of the Beacon Hill Friends House, photograph of the human liberty bell (1918), branch from a tree used for public hangings in the Boston Common, light socket with the embossed words ‘proclaim liberty throughout the land’, found bell inscribed with the date 1991, a bell clapper/moth feeder made from a cotton ball soaked in a solution of sugar derived from a candy taken from a Felix Gonzales-Torres work, drinking glass, vase, antique bottle, lights, various notes, dimensions variable
Geoffrey Farmer, I'm Not Praying I'm Just Stretching, 2008–2009, candle snuffer, abandoned Quaker-style chair taken from the streets of Boston, Among The Night People by Clara D. Pierson borrowed from the Library of the Beacon Hill Friends House, photograph of the human liberty bell (1918), branch from a tree used for public hangings in the Boston Common, light socket with the embossed words ‘proclaim liberty throughout the land’, found bell inscribed with the date 1991, a bell clapper/moth feeder made from a cotton ball soaked in a solution of sugar derived from a candy taken from a Felix Gonzales-Torres work, drinking glass, vase, antique bottle, lights, various notes, dimensions variable
Geoffrey Farmer, I'm Not Praying I'm Just Stretching, 2008–2009, candle snuffer, abandoned Quaker-style chair taken from the streets of Boston, Among The Night People by Clara D. Pierson borrowed from the Library of the Beacon Hill Friends House, photograph of the human liberty bell (1918), branch from a tree used for public hangings in the Boston Common, light socket with the embossed words ‘proclaim liberty throughout the land’, found bell inscribed with the date 1991, a bell clapper/moth feeder made from a cotton ball soaked in a solution of sugar derived from a candy taken from a Felix Gonzales-Torres work, drinking glass, vase, antique bottle, lights, various notes, dimensions variable. Installation view, Propped, Oakville Galleries, 2017
Geoffrey Farmer, I'm Not Praying I'm Just Stretching, 2008–2009, candle snuffer, abandoned Quaker-style chair taken from the streets of Boston, Among The Night People by Clara D. Pierson borrowed from the Library of the Beacon Hill Friends House, photograph of the human liberty bell (1918), branch from a tree used for public hangings in the Boston Common, light socket with the embossed words ‘proclaim liberty throughout the land’, found bell inscribed with the date 1991, a bell clapper/moth feeder made from a cotton ball soaked in a solution of sugar derived from a candy taken from a Felix Gonzales-Torres work, drinking glass, vase, antique bottle, lights, various notes, dimensions variable. Installation view, Propped, Oakville Galleries, 2017
Geoffrey Farmer, I'm Not Praying I'm Just Stretching (detail), 2008–2009, candle snuffer, abandoned Quaker-style chair taken from the streets of Boston, Among The Night People by Clara D. Pierson borrowed from the Library of the Beacon Hill Friends House, photograph of the human liberty bell (1918), branch from a tree used for public hangings in the Boston Common, light socket with the embossed words ‘proclaim liberty throughout the land’, found bell inscribed with the date 1991, a bell clapper/moth feeder made from a cotton ball soaked in a solution of sugar derived from a candy taken from a Felix Gonzales-Torres work, drinking glass, vase, antique bottle, lights, various notes, dimensions variable. Installation view, Propped, Oakville Galleries, 2017
Geoffrey Farmer, I'm Not Praying I'm Just Stretching (detail), 2008–2009, candle snuffer, abandoned Quaker-style chair taken from the streets of Boston, Among The Night People by Clara D. Pierson borrowed from the Library of the Beacon Hill Friends House, photograph of the human liberty bell (1918), branch from a tree used for public hangings in the Boston Common, light socket with the embossed words ‘proclaim liberty throughout the land’, found bell inscribed with the date 1991, a bell clapper/moth feeder made from a cotton ball soaked in a solution of sugar derived from a candy taken from a Felix Gonzales-Torres work, drinking glass, vase, antique bottle, lights, various notes, dimensions variable. Installation view, Propped, Oakville Galleries, 2017

Geoffrey Farmer, I'm Not Praying I'm Just Stretching, 2008–2009, candle snuffer, abandoned Quaker-style chair taken from the streets of Boston, Among The Night People by Clara D. Pierson borrowed from the Library of the Beacon Hill Friends House, photograph of the human liberty bell (1918), branch from a tree used for public hangings in the Boston Common, light socket with the embossed words ‘proclaim liberty throughout the land’, found bell inscribed with the date 1991, a bell clapper/moth feeder made from a cotton ball soaked in a solution of sugar derived from a candy taken from a Felix Gonzales-Torres work, drinking glass, vase, antique bottle, lights, various notes, dimensions variable