Masricani 2

ATRIUM

2018

Yasmine K. Kasem

THE FEMALE GAZE: The Woman As Visionary and Creator

February 17-May 7, 2018

Curated by Luckhart

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I am interested in addressing the middle ground, or “in-between” of forming an identity in a transcultural situation between my Egyptian heritage and an American up bringing. The work uses themes of gender and identity politics as well as cultural protocols that are custom to those who exist within them, yet trying to balance the protocols into one person standing in the limbo between these cultures. The issues are made present through the arrangement of fabrics, as a strong tie to the importance of textiles and patters in Egypt and Islamic practices, and in the metaphorical connotation of women’s relationship to stone. I use stone in relation to women in the sense that stone is pinnacle to the foundation of society, versatile, strong yet taken advantage of. A commotion between the people, their task, their garments and the designs of the interior architecture create a visually confusing and overwhelming scene. These figures, are the visual conjectures of a Masricani – a hodgepodge of fabric, somewhat crassly thrown together, yet carefully placed in a kaleidoscopic puzzle of color and pattern over three-dimensional forms.

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Masricani 2

SPONSORS:

The Honeywell Charitable Fund, Printonyx, Browne’s Home Center and Harbor Rentals.