Fungi, sea anemones, seeds and spores are among the natural phenomena Pan Hui-mei (潘惠玫) depict in her solo exhibition Multiply (繁衍). The show brings together 14 of her recent fabric creations, which meditate on biological processes and cellular phenomena, some of which look like they might be experiments in a petri dish or living organisms as seen under a microscope. Pan begins with a shape that she then randomly affixes to the canvas and gradually “multiplies,” as if like growing bacteria.
Though perhaps classifiable as paintings, the three-dimensional weaved shapes — pyramids, spheres, rods, discs — make them more akin to sculpture. The artist has said that her works were inspired by the environmental installations of Andy Goldsworthy and the monotone geometrical sculptures of Louise Nevelson.
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