Latest exhibition by Dallas-based artist Dan Lam (aka Sopopomo) titled ‘Bait’, is currently hosted at the Spoke Art gallery in San Francisco, California (Oct. 7 – Oct. 28, 2017).
Continuing her exploration of color and form, this latest body of work expounds on the artist’s conversation with her medium and interest in the relationships between her sculptures. Experimenting with new materials and layers, Lam’s latest pieces have evolved from singular organisms to colonies interacting and revealing their anatomy. Moving across and with each other, the sculptures in Bait evoke science fiction creatures in a visceral state between consumption and consummation.
‘My work really is incremental. My process involves a lot of experimentation and building upon itself, making a mistake here, discovering something there, and applying it to the next series of pieces. In this body of work, the drips have grown more, I see them as maturing. I have drips that are layered on top of other drips, they’re interacting directly with each other now, whereas before they were their own sculpture, placed near or next to each other for a more passive dialogue. I’m also pushing my colors into more extreme directions, playing with color interaction in a more direct way, playing with the viewers eyes. I’ve also produced some new blobs, which are revealing their insides, again playing with the viewer and their expectations.’ – Dan Lam