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Eli Ridgway Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Implied
172 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA 94105


April 3rd, 2010 - May 1st, 2010
Opening: 
April 3rd, 2010 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Who Is Afraid of Fuel, Food or Water?, REBECCA GOLDFARBREBECCA GOLDFARB,
Who Is Afraid of Fuel, Food or Water?,
C-Prints, Edition of 3, 36 x 36 inches each
© Courtesy of the Artist and Baer Ridgway Exhibitions
From See to Sea, REBECCA GOLDFARBREBECCA GOLDFARB, From See to Sea,
2010 , Spray cans, paint , 8 x 3 x 3 inches each
© Courtesy of the Artist and Baer Ridgway Exhibitions
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Baer Ridgway Exhibitions is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition with San Francisco-based conceptual artist Rebecca Goldfarb. Goldfarb's show, titled Implied, will host new works based in sculpture, installation and photography that hint at a myriad of concerns relating to human consumption, the environment and the meaning of everyday objects. In viewing Goldfarb's exhibition, one is presented with a perceptual experience, creating an opportunity to give further consideration to, in the artist's own words: "the infinite and in-between space where language, thought, memory, and sense interact as ways to investigate the act of thinking and seeing."

Goldfarb's continues her interest in minimally composed color photographs with a new series in red, yellow and blue, titled "Who Is Afraid of Fuel, Food or Water?" With this piece, the artist extends the conversation between Robert Irwin's 2006 installation, "Who's Afraid of Red Yellow and Blue3" and  Barnett Newman's 1966 painting, "Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?" As Irwin attempted to carry the two-dimensional exploration of primary color into a third dimension, Goldfarb reintroduces materials, concepts and titles that bring a new language to the equation.

"Goldfarb's approach to words and titles allows for the possibility of thinking through the difference in terms of language, as opposed to simply its referent.  But it seems that Goldfarb is not simply suggesting a retreat into a realm of word play.  Rather, her formal strategies and titles frequently suggest that "materiality" is not to be understood as simply a self-evident category, but rather a marker of what kind of perceptions we bring to the table."  - James Thomas

Rebecca Goldfarb received her BA in Art and Environmental Studies from Pitzer College in
1996 and her MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2004. Goldfarb has recently been granted a residency at Kala Art Institute and recognized as a finalist for awards by Artadia and James D. Phelan. Her work has been exhibited at various galleries and venues, including Todd Hosfelt Gallery, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, Lincart and Queens Nails Annex, among others. 

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