Exhibition: THE SOCRATES ANNUAL
Known but to God: The Dug Up, Dissected, and Disposed for the Sake of Medicine, 2017
Glass, silicone, steel, epoxy putty, pearls,
Swarovski crystals, and whiskey
Dimensions vary: 12-15 x 8 x 8 inches each
These hanging glass sculptures reference show
globes, early 20th century symbolic markers for
pharmacies and apothecaries, typically hung in
the window and filled with colored liquid. Their
opulent exteriors belie abject contents: silicone body
fragments floating in whiskey, alluding to the appalling
history of medical violence inflicted upon black bodies.
Learn more about Doreen Garner in her Artist Profile
Images by Scott Lynch and Sara Morgan.
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