Half Empty, Half Full

Raksha Patel & Niema Khan
3 April 1996 to 4 May 1996
An exhibition of paintings, sculptures, prints and installations by two young Anglo-Indian women artists. Their work explores the notion of female identity and sexuality from an Asian perspective, particularly within the context of contemporary Britian.
“What do we think of when we visualise the Asian woman? For those of us who are not Asian women it is possible (and often probable) that a very specific set of stereotypical notions spring to mind. Invariably, these stereotypes see Asian women as being exotic, seductive, mysterious creatures of the East. Or helpless angels bullied into arranged marriages. Or sexually agile temptresses who exist only to service their men-folk.” (Eddie Chambers)