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  • Melike Kara, How She Shapes Us, 2021, wool, 20 1⁄2 × 38 5⁄8".

    Melike Kara, How She Shapes Us, 2021, wool, 20 1⁄2 × 38 5⁄8".

    Melike Kara

    LC Queisser

    For her first show in Georgia, Cologne-based Kurdish German artist Melike Kara gathered new works—paintings, wall-mounted crocheted works, “knot sculptures” made from PLA filament, and a video—under the title “How She Shapes Us.” “She” is the Munzur River, which flows through the artist’s homeland—and, as if mirroring a river bend, the video Munzur (all works 2021) was projected on a curved white-brick wall in the staircase leading to the gallery’s second floor. Composed of three vertically oriented cell-phone recordings, the video follows from different angles the ceaseless flowing and swirling

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