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Mu Pan - "To Have A Mother Means Milk"





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Saturday, 15 October 2022 to Saturday, 5 November 2022
Saturday, 15 October 2022 - 6:00pm

Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present To Have A Mother Means Milk, a solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Mu Pan. The exhibition will be Pan's inaugural solo presentation at Hashimoto Contemporary.

To Have A Mother Means Milk will be the first chapter of the 'Mu Universe'. The artist considers himself to be a storyteller first and foremost, looking to create an epic story in a self-created, imaginative world.  The artists universe is filled with animals, humans, and hybrid creatures, all of which are depicted feasting, drinking, fighting; in various states of both pain and pleasure.  For the exhibition, the artist has created a series of eight new paintings, each exploring the relationship between animals and humans, mythological stories, as well as the artists perspective on religion, to which he was exposed to at an early age. 

Placing more of an emphasis on linework, the artist breaks conventions of narrative image making, instead laying out fluid compositions similarly to topographic maps. Highly detailed landscapes unfold before the viewer, navigating across the plane and revealing a new, expansive place. An elegant sense of controlled chaos permeates the work, the works are brimming with energy and life.  

About the new body of work, the artist states, 

"Since this is the beginning of the Mu Universe, I am using milk as the main subject to link up all the works. As a mammal myself, I see milk as the source of life, and to an infant, the mother's breast is the cosmo. Because this is my own universe, I am no longer concerned about conventional standards, any facts or any regulation."

Please join us Saturday, October 15th from 6pm to 8pm for the opening of To Have A Mother Means Milk. The artist will be in attendance. In order to ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff, please note that masks are required for entry.

The exhibition will be on view Saturday, October 15th to Saturday, November 5th. For more information, additional images, or exclusive content, please email NYC Director, Jennifer Rizzo at


Venue ( Address ): 

54 Ludlow st, New York, NY 10002

Hashimoto Contemporary , San Francisco

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