Dallas-based total artist Dan Lam organizes her gloopy sculptural works into three categories that completely seize the shape component of her preferred aesthetic: Squishes, Drips, and Blobs. The pieces seem to ooze from in which they rest, growing stalactite-like appendages that drip from the rims of shelves. The portions are made typically from polyurethane foam and acrylic paint and are regularly embellished with spiky appendages. Some of her state-of-the-art works have all started to include layers of crystals and shade-converting thermal paints that in addition bring the alien works to existence.

“My work has always elicited pretty raw reactions from people, my favorite being the desire to touch the object, to make sense of it with another sense because just seeing it doesn’t satiate the curiosity,” Lam shares with Blackbook Gallery. “I like the tension that is created in that moment.”

Lam most currently had works on view with Black Book Gallery and Guy Hepner.