A new series of Ghada Amer’s darkly explicit female figures will debut at Tina Kim Gallery’s pop-up space at the Songwon Art Center. Made in collaboration with a Korean craftsman, the trompe l’oeil sculptures use cast bronze to mimic cardboard and white paper boxes. Painted on top of these bronze boxes are scenes of eroticized women rendered in Amer’s recognizable style, which evoke the artist’s signature embroideries. Unlike her previous works that featured and played with the feminine form, these sculptures concentrate on the expressive faces of women during moments of ecstasy, further fulfilling and affirming Amer’s intent of depicting female sensuality beyond male consumption.
August 25, 2022