Rania Matar | A Girl and Her Room

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On View At Gallery Kayafas
September 10 - October 16, 2010

Opening Reception:
Friday September 10 5:30 - 8:00

Rania Matar's latest work explores the passage of young girls from the adolescent to the adult.  Matar, a mother of a teenage daughter, became fascinated with the transformation in personality, self-consciousness and fragility her daughter was experiencing.  A Girl and Her Room takes the viewer into a young woman's personal space. This space illustrates the duality and tension of this time -- the space between the two worlds. The teddy bear and the teddy.  Heaps of makeup for perfect skin.  Matar presents these private moments in these private spaces with an intimate understanding and nonjudgmental view. A Girl and Her Room, a powerful glimpse into sanctuaries at this confusing and conflicting time in life.      Arlette Kayafas

Gallery Kayafas | 450 Harrison Avenue #37 | Boston | MA | 02118