There is Another Sky
Lam’s works explore the tension between urban and organic environments through mixed media, painting and collage. She uses mark-making and gestures to express a strong sense of movement, and her works are in dialogue with the history of abstract art, while also considering contemporary industry and urban renewal projects. Lam’s gestures are intentionally contrasting, combining hard-edged geometry with organic forms, splatters and elements of chance. Her works evolve out of conscious observations, shaped by the atmosphere around her.
The title “There is Another Sky”, draws on an Emily Dickinson poem of the same name and, according to Lam, it suggests “the existence of another mysterious place where the sky, forest and leaves behave differently from the physical universe that we know and see.” In Lam’s work, the sky is a recurring theme and suggests the pictorial space as another realm where viewers can enter her work and experience their everyday environment anew.