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Josie MacLachlan

Hypomnesia from the collection Nonpareil

2012, Mixed media (encaustic, yarn and paper), Dimensions variable

My work references the formation of pearls, continually coating sites of irritation until a precious object is formed. I first begin with a drawing of a knot or tangle, because they are perfect symbols of how complex family, home and childhood can be. Often a relationship is enmeshed, matted and dense: there is no way to truly untangle that kind of mess. Encasing these three-dimensional drawings in wax is my form of resolution. Each of my built drawings is itself a pearl, a part of a greater collection. As a whole, this body of work is an abstract representation of an intangible duration that is hugely personal.

Josie MacLachlan - Hypomnesia from the collection Nonpareil

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so for another year, through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.