February 18, 2016
Author: Katie Steinberg
Yixuan Pan (MFA '17) is a part of the juried show, A Touch of the Blues, at Arc Gallery in Chicago, IL which runs February 3-27, 2016. In reagrds to the show, the gallery says, "No color has as diverse a range or interpretation as Blue. According to painter Raoul Dufy, “Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones… it will always stay blue.” It is represented by the clearest of oceans and the deepest of melancholy sadness. It is nature, music, movement, and joy. It is pain and suffering. This juried exhibition is an exploration of this extraordinary color and its seemingly limitless breadth of expression." Yixuan Pan has included an interactive video piece, Join My Swim Team, where viewers are invited to sit down in a chair and wear headphones while watching a projection of the artist from behind. She narrates in both English and Mandarin, each fed separately into the left and right ear, referencing the experience of being bilingual.