Dan Lam is Getting it Out: An Interview

Dan Lam is Getting it Out: An Interview
Dallas-based artist Dan Lam has never been afraid to experiment. While this attitude might panic artists who prefer to exercise creative control over all details of their practice, Lam has always embraced new materials and textures into her work and new methods of pouring or applying the medium. Her solo exhibition Guttation at Hashimoto Contemporary NYC is no better example of this. Taking aesthetic and conceptual inspiration from the guttation process where plants and certain fungi expel excessive nutrients in their system, Lam revisited previous textures with a new twist, and took on a particularly frightening challenge: to make artwork that might be regarded as unappealing. Blending textures and pigmentation the artist would typically avoid, the works in Guttation reveal…

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