On the Mend - Bodymaps

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    "On the Mend - Bodymaps"
    from Saturday, July 10, 2021 to Saturday, September 4, 2021
    Galerie XII Los Angeles

    Galerie XII Los Angeles is thrilled to present the first solo show of Dutch Artist Margaret Lansink in the USA.
    The exhibition will show two of her series “On the mend” and "Bodymaps".
    In “On the mend,” Lansink transcribes the transitional ambiguity of her adult daughter’s decision to suspend all contact with her. Margaret Lansink then began to rethink and reinterpret her artworks in a physical practice that reflected their emotional healing efforts. Inspired by the Kintsugi Japanese practice of repairing ceramic with gold leaf, she combines her images, cuts them, and repairs them with gold leaf to give the hope of a possible link stronger and more beautiful than before precisely because it has been broken.
    In "Bodymaps" Margaret Lansink deals with aging and the difficulties of accepting it.
    The skin does not lie: it's a person's age map, it's the paper where his choices, failures, passions, fears are written on. Do you hide these traces and scars or do you show and cherish them as memories of life?
    Lansink interconnects these very feminine images with traces from Mother Nature where trees suffer, grow, and become more beautiful with age

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