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GirlTalkHQ: South African Artist Explores Female Identities and Notions of Beauty With Her Unusual Sculptures

South African artist Frances Goodman is set to showcase an exhibition titled ‘Rapaciously Yours’ at the Richard Taittinger gallery in New York from February 26. Before we talk about her powerful artwork, we should point out that Frances will be the first female artist to display in this particular gallery, but she certainly hopes she won’t be the last.

In an interview with The Creators Project for Vice Media, she talks about her work which explores the idea of the feminine identity, beauty and feminism through sculptures made from materials very familiar to a lot of women.

“Rapacious is a fantastic word. It means needy and greedy and assertive and aggressive, all these attributes we’re taught to be embarrassed about. We’re taught not to want. ‘Rapacious’ asserts these characteristics that are only criticized in women, not men,” she said about the exhibition.

 

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