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This October, Stephanie Chefas Projects is delighted to present Infinite Playground, a solo exhibition from Dallas-based sculptor and painter Dan Lam. In her latest collection of work, Lam continues to explore her otherworldly sensibility, creating sculptures that push the boundaries of color and form alike. In turn, the gallery itself will be transformed into an alien terrain of porous spheres, melting blobs, and bubbling statues, the kind of which must be seen in person to be wholly appreciated. Meanwhile, a sense of playfulness persists, underpinning the exhibit with a thoroughly approachable vibe. As foreign these objects may seem, they nevertheless blend in brilliantly with a range of familiar surroundings, while simultaneously breathing new life into any given space.  

With Infinite Playground, Lam straddles the line between numerous dichotomies, since that's where she most often uncovers new modes of expression. Indeed, by navigating the realm between attraction and repulsion, organic and inanimate, seriousness and playfulness, soft and hard, Lam conjures up her idiosyncratic vision, one exotic sculpture at a time. As a result, the work strikes a deft balance between seemingly disparate concepts, subsequently inspiring a range of emotions and ideas from the viewer. And while a sense of experimentation is palpable, the work isn't so abstract as to disengage. If anything, it does the opposite, inspiring and endless sense of participation and imagination, aiming straight for the limbic system and hitting its target with a bullseye.

The opening reception for Infinite Playground will be held at Stephanie Chefas Projects on Friday, October 5th from 7-10pm. Stephanie Chefas Projects is located in Portland, Oregon at 305 SE 3rd Avenue on the second floor of the Urban Row building. The exhibition will be on view through October 26th, 2018 and is free and open to the public.