Francesca Lalanne: In This Time
September 26, 2020 - December 26, 2020
Galerie Lakaye (by appointment only):
1550 N Curson Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90046

“Whether it’s through the televised murders of Black people from police brutality or the rising count of Covid-19 victims, there’s an internal and universal mourning taking place,” the Haiti-raised artist Francesca Lalanne says of her latest works, which comprise figurative engravings on oxidized steel that evoke burial rituals. Inspired by ancient carvings, these impressions include architectural and geometric shapes that connect with bodies to capture mental and spatial disposition. Each sheet of steel is pierced at the center top, allowing for the protrusion of a steel wire and suspension of a granite cube, symbolizing pendulums as well as emotional loads. Lalanne further describes the series as “making a connection between the notion of a heavy-duty material, long-lasting object, and the idea of remembrance.”

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