• Sean McFarland

    Jack Hanley Gallery

    Using a dramatic depth of field characterized by sharp foregrounds and blurry backgrounds, Sean McFarland makes images that are part theatrical gesture and part document. His pictures reduce generic, albeit picturesque, cityscapes to the scale of a model train set. The sixteen pictures—all untitled, 20 x 20 inch C-prints made between 2003 and 2004—often depict identifiable locations in San Francisco. One daytime street scene, for example, shows a block not far from the gallery and captures the tension of encroaching gentrification. Depicting a row of crumbling buildings, one faced with

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