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Close Look: ‘Entanglements’ at Laney Contemporary, Savannah, GA

Installation view, Entanglements, Photo by David Kaminsky, courtesy Laney Contemporary.

Entanglements on view at Laney Contemporary through October 26th brings together the work of six Georgia-based artists. Though separated by conceptual concerns and generations, all six women obsessively layer and weave their materials and references. Is there something intrinsically femme to the tangle? The brow stitched into worry as one chews through the endless lines of concurrent thoughts and identities–the tether of historical dead-weight, the impossibility of finishing the puzzle of world-making, of solving the crisis, of collecting all the pieces, of nurturing a practice and a kid, or nurturing a practice instead of a kid. The works in Entaglements chart the tedious cycle of how a person–how a woman should be–like a lasso circling perpetually above the head waiting for the right life to appear, to catch, poised in a knotted loop of anxious wonder and anticipation.

Sonya Yong James, from Entanglements, Photo by David Kaminsky, courtesy Laney Contemporary.
Installation view of Entanglements, Photo by David Kaminsky, courtesy Laney Contemporary.
Jiha Moon, Blue Yolo Yellow Onion, from Entanglements, photo courtesy Laney Contemporary.
Installation view of Entanglements, Photo by David Kaminsky, courtesy Laney Contemporary.
Sharon Norwood, The Root of the Matter, from Entanglements, courtesy Laney Contemporary.
Liz Sargent, sumptuous wreckage of the present II, 2019, courtesy Laney Contemporary.


Suzanne Jackson, from Entanglements, Photo by David Kaminsky, courtesy Laney Contemporary.

Entanglements was curated by Melissa Messina and Lisa Jaye Young and is on view through October 26th at Laney Contemporary in Savannah Georgia.

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