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In going along with the theme of “women” I have clearly chosen for this course, my exhibition shows the role of women in different cultures, and how they are perceived. There are pieces in different mediums from different countries and different time periods, from 100 AD to just the last decade. Each work tells a different story about the female experience. Depending on socioeconomic status, women in different countries and different times periods lead very different lives. This exhibition shows a full range of positions, from a powerful Indian goddess to a middle American housewife, and the connotations that go along with those positions. A main theme throughout the works is motherhood, and you can see how vast the definition of the word is throughout the world. Many different techniques are used, but the art I find most appealing is the abstract art. Ghada Amer, an Egyptian artist living in the United States, talks about how abstract art is a primarily male-dominated imagery. Her use of embroidery to create abstract art combines the male medium with femininity in a way that ties the exhibit together. Hope you enjoy!

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