Bodies Without Organs
Bodies Without Organs is a collection of new work by J. Pascoe exploring the perceptions, accurate or not, we have of ourselves and other human bodies. Through the use of found and cheap materials, video, diffraction grating, book structures, and paint the work prompts the question, "What do I see when I look at other people?" or "What do I look at when I see other people?"
Through the use of light and line the work reveals that we are more than surface impressions and points to the difference between looking and seeing. Trying to capture impressions of strangers in crowds, large groupings of people, or other tableaux the work shows that despite the fleeting nature of such experiences there can still be worthwhile moments therein.
This body of work was created as part of the Artist In Residence program, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ Spring 2016.
Work completed while at Rowan is lovingly dedicated to Arthur Parrish.