Dan Lam Explores Unusual Color and Form in Spoke SF Exhibition

Spoke SF is pleased to present Bait, a solo exhibition by Dallas-based sculptor and painter Dan Lam. 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.

The engaging yet oddly unsettling sculptures employ the artist’s fascination with color theory. Each piece is created in a specific palette that references poisonous fish and amphibians. At once beckoning the viewer to touch but also warning of danger, Dan Lam’s sculptures vibrate with curiosity and questions that are never fully satiated.

Opening Saturday, October 7th, with a reception from 6pm - 9pm where the artist will be present. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, October 28th. For more information or additional images, please email SF@spoke-art.com.



SPOKE is an art space specializing in new contemporary painting, sculpture and illustration with an emphasis in accessible programming. Started in 2010, the gallery now houses two locations, one in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill neighborhood and one in New York City’s Lower East Side. Each space rotates monthly exhibits that feature a wide variety of solo and group shows, many of which feature an international roster of represented artists. ______________________________________________________________________________


Dan Lam is a painter and sculptor working in Dallas, Texas. Since graduating from Arizona State University with her MFA in drawing and painting, she has exhibited her other-worldly sculpture throughout the US and abroad. In addition to her exhibitions at Fort Works Art, TX and ArtVenice Biennale 3, Italy, Lam has been featured in Juxtapoz Magazine, The Creator’s Project, The Jealous Curator and many more.