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.
Michelle Laxalt’s Husk closes today, October 6, at MINT in Atlanta.
See through suitcases filled with aging mementos that serve as portals to the past. An empty table set with delicate china where no one sits. A whimsical dog figurine answering nature’s call. The line between what is real and the echoes of reflection are often blurred in Memories, a new solo show of work from … Continued