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50 Artists: Rebecca Goldfarb on David Ireland

Friday, Dec 2, 2016


The thousands of artworks at SFMOMA offer countless opportunities to look closely and think deeply about some of the most amazing artists of our time. To celebrate both the artists on view in the newly expanded museum and the creative communities of the Bay Area, 50 Artists invites local artists and creative professionals to share how icons of modern and contemporary art matter to them. This week, Rebecca Goldfarb discusses the work of David Ireland.

Goldfarb is an artist who works in a range of media including sculpture, photography, and installation. Her projects often explore the notion of ‘implying more’ both visually and conceptually, inviting in the mechanics of language and perception to investigate acts of seeing and thinking. Goldfarb’s work is in numerous private collections and has been exhibited at venues including Anglim Gilbert Gallery, The Battery, and Eli Ridgway in San Francisco; Orange County Museum, CA; Art Museum of Los Gatos, CA; Stanford University, CA; and Gallery Nora Fitch, Buenos Aires. Goldfarb recently curated The Sound of Blue at the home of David Ireland (500 Capp Street) and participated in Dumbball: David Ireland and his Circle, an exhibition at Anglim Gilbert Gallery. Goldfarb teaches in the New Genres and Photography departments at the San Francisco Art Institute and is Head of Artist Guide Education at 500 Capp Street.