Dan Lam’s Electric “Guttation” @ Hashimoto Contemporary, NYC

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Some might find the textures and hues of Dan Lam’s solo exhibition Guttation at Hashimoto Contemporary NYC visually challenging, but that’s the point. This new series of alien-like sculptures was inspired by a peculiar yet vital purging process for vascular plants and fungi called “guttation,” where plants expel excessive nutrients in their system. Continuing to explore the tension between desire and disgust, the Dallas-based artist suspends the attractive and repulsive aspects of natural oozing, seeping, weeping, and gushing through her chaotically controlled studio process. Exploring guttation through over sixty works of various sizes, Lam suggests that something necessary might be vile; something vile might be beautiful.

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