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Jes Fan
Disposed to Add
May 5 - June 25, 2017
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prosthetic (adj.) 1837 in grammar; 1902 in the surgical sense, from Latinized form of Greek prosthetikos “disposed to add.” from prosthetas “added”.

Driven by a haptic obsession to reimagine human embodiment, Disposed to Add is a proposition to rethink our bodies as sensory systems, which requires input-output and efficient maintenance. Scattered around the gallery space are a set of limp silicone barbells, a row of sweating soap weights, and a humidifier softly spewing out clouds of vaporized testosterone. Quietly, they lay, as they take up space as sculptures, and as performance props— these queer objects invite the viewers to imagine how our bodies can, and, does exist beyond the limits of our skin.

Please join us for a performance accompanying the exhibition on Friday, June 2nd at 6pm.


Jes Fan is a Brooklyn based artist from Hong Kong, China. Fan’s practice is based on a material inquiry into otherness as it relates to identity politics. They received a BFA in Glass from Rhode Island School of Design. Fan is the recipient of various fellowships and residencies, such as Pioneer Works Artist Residency, Edward and Sally Van Lier Fellowship at Museum of Arts and Design, CCGA Fellowship at Wheaton Arts, and John A. Chironna Memorial Award at RISD. Fan has exhibited in the United States and internationally. Selected solo exhibitions include No Clearance in Niche at Museum of Arts and Design (New York), Ot(her) at Brown University (Providence). Selected group exhibitions include Whereabouts at Glazenhuis Museum (Belgium), Material Location at Agnes Varis Gallery (New York), and Remembering Something without a Name, Chrysler Museum of Art (Virginia).


Photo credit: Jacob Schuerger