MINT is pleased to announce Husk, an exhibition by 2019 Leap Year Artist Michelle Laxalt. Of the exhibition, Laxalt comments: “Husk brings together three distinct but related bodies of work in which I explore the vulnerability of corporeal bodies, human and otherwise. In my derma series, shredded and stretched swaths of translucent silk felted with wool and human hair recall flayed skin or animal hides. Abstract and abject ceramic forms comprise my limb/trunc series, simultaneously evoking flesh, bone, shell, and stone. And the intimate, delicate sculptures of my phantom series suggest elusive animal skulls and ambiguous organs.”
Michelle Laxalt earned her MFA in Ceramics as a Welch Fellow at Georgia State University and her BFA from the University of Nevada, Reno. She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, and works out of a studio at the Goat Farm Arts Center. Though her practice is rooted in ceramics, she creates sculptures using an array of materials, many of which serve as reminders of the body. She has exhibited nationally and was featured in recent group exhibitions at ShowerHaus Gallery, Whitespace Gallery, and the Zuckerman Museum of Art.