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Close Look: Michelle Laxalt’s “Husk” at MINT

Installation shot of Husk at MINT, all photos courtesy of the artist. All photography by Mo Jahangir.
Installation shot of Husk at MINT, all photos courtesy of the artist.
Installation shot of Husk at MINT, all photos courtesy of the artist.

There are many opportunities for the human body to be re-worked—organic, trans humanist, cyborg—infinite possibilities to use the full mutable functions of the animated meat sacks we walk around in. Sometimes, those forms appear grotesque, but others, like Michelle Laxalt’s Husk, provide the uncanny valley unease with sensuality, and not the violence of body horror. Working with ceramics and textiles, Laxalt’s forms move freely and in concert with each other, even when the dualities of hard and soft encounter each other.

Installation shot of Husk at MINT, all photos courtesy of the artist.
Installation shot of Husk at MINT, all photos courtesy of the artist.
Installation shot of Husk at MINT, all photos courtesy of the artist.
Installation shot of Husk at MINT, all photos courtesy of the artist.
Installation shot of Husk at MINT, all photos courtesy of the artist.
Installation shot of Husk at MINT, all photos courtesy of the artist.

Michelle Laxalt’s Husk closes today, October 6, at MINT in Atlanta.

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