Priyanka Jain's Phospholipid Bilayers series utilises the symbol of the cell membrane and various cultural motifs to explore the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on how society connects physically, emotionally and metaphorically.
Phospholipid bilayers are the major molecular structure that make up billions of membranes within our bodies. Embedded within them are receptors and channels that work together to allow passage to chemicals. When these receptors receive the correct signals, they allow channels to ‘open up’.
In these works, Jain uses the phospholipid bilayers as a metaphor and encourages the viewer to reflect on what we consume, absorb and exude, both as individuals and as a society.
The exhibition was presented as part of National Science Week (12 – 20 August 2023).
9 August – 2 October 2023
44 Woods Street, Laverton
Priyanka Jain is a multimedia artist who explores the interface of science, literature and society through narration and symbolism.
Laneway Gallery is a multi-venue exhibition space consisting of four billboards and a projection site at Woods Street Art Space in Laverton and five artboards at the Civic Centre in Altona.