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Galerie XII Los Angeles is pleased to present “On the mend – Bodymaps,” the first solo exhibition of Dutch artist Margaret Lansink in Los Angeles. After receiving fabulous success in Europe and Asia, the gallery brings you the opportunity to discover her artwork. Her photographic approach is purely intuitive and her images present a sincere reflection of her own inner emotions at a specific time and place. The exhibition will show two of her series “On the mend” and “Bodymaps.”

@ Margaret Lansink series  On the Mend, Collage printed on Kizuki handmade Washi paper, mended with 23Kt gold leaf

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.

On view: July 10, 2021 – September 4, 2021

What: “On the mend – Bodymaps”
Where: Galerie XII Los Angeles, Bergarmot Arts Center, #B2, 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404