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Natalie McLaurin
Louisiana

Artist Statement Submitted 2015

My sculptures, drawings, videos, and prints use figures that either hide from gender stereotypes or confront them. Some of the figures express frustration in a comic way, while other figures appropriate male gestures of power. I would like to move beyond stereotyped understandings of gender to a more complex understanding. A move towards a way of thinking that can honor the legacy of craft techniques traditionally associated with women. A complex understanding of gender would allow people to move seamlessly from women’s activities to men’s activity that have been assigned by gender without questioning one’s womanhood or manhood.

www.nataliemclaurin.com

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