Sharper Tools for Unripe Fruit
Exhibition text by Nima Esmailpour
Exhibition text in response to the exhibition: Sharper Tools for Unripe Fruit by Lan Florence Yee at Neutral Ground Artist-Run Centre, June 11-July 23, 2022.
Nima Esmailpour is an artist, art historian, and occasional curator. He graduated from Goldsmiths,(University of London) with an MA in Art and Politics and is currently pursuing a PhD in the Department of Art History at Concordia University.
Lan Florence Yee is a visual artist and serial collaborator based in Tkaronto/Toronto and Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang/Montreal. They collect text in underappreciated places and ferment it until it is too suspicious to ignore. Florence’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art (2021), the Art Gallery of Ontario (2020), the Textile Museum of Canada (2020), and the Gardiner Museum (2019), and many others. Along with Arezu Salamzadeh, they co-founded the Chinatown Biennial in 2020. They obtained a BFA from Concordia University and an MFA from OCAD U.