The Brood: Fan-Ling Suen

Access Gallery: Join us for The Brood: Fan-Ling Suen’s opening reception on Friday March 21st, at 8pm-11pm.

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 @ 2 pm

In the Round with Carolyn Sullivan: A Reading Night with The Brood and Roald Dahl’s The Landlady
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:00pm

Access Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council, the City of Vancouver, our members and volunteers.
Image: detailed shot of The Brood. Image credit: Benson Musaev