Cambridge School of Art

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Mary Pegasiou
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Mary Pegasiou’s sculptures are a response to theories of the male and female gaze. An artwork projects an image through the eyes of its creator; for example, a painting of a female nude by a heterosexual male artist creates an involuntary observation by the viewer from his perspective. Mary’s work aims to deconstruct this idea of ‘the gaze’ and divert the attention of the audience through distraction. e sculptures allude to an abundance of sexualised male and female body parts attached to household objects. e work uses humour, eccentricity and familiarity to challenge the theory and distract the onlooker from the gaze itself.


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