Fan-Ling Suen: The Brood

Detailed shot of The Brood. Image credits Benson Musaev

Fan-Ling’s sculptural practice investigates the complex nature of human relations and how we understand ourselves within the framework of institutions – particularly those that structure childhood experience. Her work navigates issues of memory, longing and attachment through a combination of popular, fiction, children’s literature and psychoanalytic theory. Both grotesque and uncannily attractive, the soft amorphous silicon forms that make up The Brood are suggestive of childhood dolls, taxidermy, as well as D.W. Winnicott’s seminal writings on the transitional object.

Fan-Ling Suen is a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Masters of Fine Arts program. She has exhibited in Vancouver, Toronto and London, Ontario.

Opening Reception: Friday March 21, 2014 @ 8pm
In Conversation: Fan-Ling Suen with Marina Roy Saturday March 22, 2014 @ 2pm
In the Round with Carolyn Sullivan: A Reading Night with The Brood and Roald Dahl’s The Landlady Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:00pm

Download a PDF copy of the Exhibition Tearsheet for Fan-Ling Suen: The Brood here