Ghada Amer, ‘Small Leaves – RFGA’, 2014, Painting, Acrylic, embroidery and gel medium on canvas, Goodman Gallery
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Ghada Amer

Small Leaves – RFGA, 2014

Acrylic, embroidery and gel medium on canvas
36 × 42 in
91.4 × 106.7 cm
.
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Johannesburg, Cape Town, London
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Ghada Amer
Egyptian, b. 1963
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Ghada Amer has received widespread attention for her thickly embroidered canvases that feature fragmented erotic imagery sourced from pornographic magazines. Originally produced to inspire lust, in Amer’s hands the pornographic images are transformed into meditations on the private nature of ecstasy. "I liked the idea of representing women through the medium of thread because it is so identified with femininity," she once said. "I wanted to 'paint' a woman with embroidery, too." Otherwise known as a painter and sculptor, Amer has dedicated her career to a highly personal exploration of femininity in various contexts. Her 2008 mid-career survey at the Brooklyn Museum included paintings, sculpture, illustration, performances, and installation pieces that explored the mysteries of love, war, and violence.

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Ghada Amer
Egyptian, b. 1963
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Ghada Amer has received widespread attention for her thickly embroidered canvases that feature fragmented erotic imagery sourced from pornographic magazines. Originally produced to inspire lust, in Amer’s hands the pornographic images are transformed into meditations on the private nature of ecstasy. "I liked the idea of representing women through the medium of thread because it is so identified with femininity," she once said. "I wanted to 'paint' a woman with embroidery, too." Otherwise known as a painter and sculptor, Amer has dedicated her career to a highly personal exploration of femininity in various contexts. Her 2008 mid-career survey at the Brooklyn Museum included paintings, sculpture, illustration, performances, and installation pieces that explored the mysteries of love, war, and violence.

Ghada Amer

Small Leaves – RFGA, 2014

Acrylic, embroidery and gel medium on canvas
36 × 42 in
91.4 × 106.7 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
Johannesburg, Cape Town, London
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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