Jes Fan

    Exhibition: The Socrates Annual 2019

    what eye no see, no can do,

    Metal, fiberglass, resin, monsanto soybeans

    84 x 132 x 54 inches

    Jes Fan’s 'what eye no see, no can do' is an interlocking tube skeleton supporting a series of translucent amorphous fiberglass bulges. These organ-like forms transmute into orifices, thresholds of interior/exterior, abstracting the ambiguity of supposed binaries. With biological diagrams as one point of departure, the piece challenges conceptions of the body as a closed autonomous system.
    Jes Fan is the 2019 Devra Freelander Fellow, supported by The Devra Freelander Fund.
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    Photography by Scott Lynch and Sara Morgan.
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