Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ghada Amer at Cheim & Read

Through June 19, 2010
547 West 25th Street, New York.

At first glance, Amer's pieces of thread interwoven into canvas look like beautiful abstractions but upon further inspection, the explicit subject matter becomes alive. Amer is an Egyptian artist whose erotic embroidered motifs celebrate female sexuality in all its pleasurable forms. The imagery she uses, also addresses the exploitation of women worldwide similar to the territoriality that begins many wars and geo-political divisions.

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