past exhibition

Leah Macdonald

 

LEAH MACDONALD

Entangled

Nov. 24 - Dec. 31, 2006

 

 

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Leah MacDonald's sensuous narratives of women are the culmination of a personal exchange with her subjects, sharing stories and secrets and revealing the intimate aspects of their true selves. Starting with silver gelatin prints on fiber paper, the black & white images are adorned with beeswax, scratched, painted, sometimes torn and reconstructed, resulting in a strong, moody, feminine narration of the shared experience.

Her new series, Entangled, involves a more closely executed use of traditional encaustic materials, colored wax that is layered and fused and then painted onto the surface. All of these unique, one-of-a kind images include one specific object --string or rope, presenting a metaphor for the tangled emotions, complicated situations and all the double meanings and uncertainties of life today. Women of all types, imperfect and human, are posed elegantly and with stature and then entangled in string. To the artist, and perhaps to viewers, this theme is suggestive of the intensity to which women are tied to things, family, jobs, duties and lovers.

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