Friday, February 13, 2009

Fata Morgana: The New Female Fantasists @ Dabora Gallery

ブログ Phantasmaphile を運営している Pam Grossman から展示会についてのお知らせが届いていた。
2009年3月14日から2009年4月12日にかけてニューヨークのブルックリンにあるギャラリー Dabora Gallery において、"Fata Morgana: The New Female Fantasists" というグループ展を開催するのだそうだ。
今まで知らなかったのだけど、Pam ってキュレーターをしているのか。こいつぁ驚きだぜ!
Dabora Gallery のウェブサイトも昔何度か検索で辿り着いたことがあって、ちょっと懐かしかった。

Fata Morgana: The New Female Fantasists

MARCH 14 - APRIL 12, 2009

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 14th, 2009 from 8-11pm
Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm (March 15 - April 12)

Dabora Gallery and Phantasmaphile's Pam Grossman are proud to usher in the spring
season with the group show "Fata Morgana: The New Female Fantasists," on view
from March 14th through April 12th, 2009. It features fourteen of the most
vital and visionary women artists working in the US today.

In literal terms, a fata morgana is a mirage or illusion, a waking reverie, a
shimmering of the mind. Named for the enchantress Morgan le Fay, these tricks
of perception conjure up a sense of glimpsing into another world, whether it
be the expanses of an ethereal terrain, or the twilit depths of the psyche.
The artists of "Fata Morgana: The New Female Fantasists" deftly utilize the
semiotics of mysticism, fantasy, and the subconscious in
their work, thereby guiding the viewer through heretofore uncharted
realms - alternately shadowy or luminous, but always inventive.

Participating Artists:

Carrie Ann Baade
Lori Field
Katy Horan
Tina Imel
Susan Jamison
Karena Karras
Fay Ku
Adela Leibowitz
Rene Lynch
Alexis Mackenzie
Lynda Mahan
Amy Ross
Judith Schaechter
Madeline von Foerster

About the Curator:
Pam Grossman is the creator and editor of Phantasmaphile, the premiere online destination for art aficionados with a passion for the surreal and the fantastical. An internationally beloved art and culture web log, it features daily spotlights on artists and events, as well as interviews with such visual luminaries as Thomas Woodruff, Nils Karsten, and Richard A. Kirk. Phantasmaphile was written up two years in a row on the Manhattan User's Guide Top 400 New York Sites list, and has also fostered rich relationships between Pam and numerous artists who have been promoted on the site. "Fata Morgana" is Pam's first curatorial effort.

About the Gallery:
Dabora Gallery is a unique and luxurious gothic art salon in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, replete with taxidermy, velvet curtains, and Victorian furniture. It is located at 1080 Manhattan Ave between Eagle and Dupont, and open on Saturdays and Sundays from
12pm - 5pm. The opening reception for "Fata Morgana: The New Female Fantasists" will be on Saturday, March 14th from 8pm-11pm, and will feature complimentary absinthe courtesy of La Fée Absinthe.

Dabora Gallery
1080 Manhattan Ave.
(between Eagle and Dupont)
Greenpoint, Brooklyn
New York 11222
Gallery Hours:
Sat/Sun 12 to 5pm
during exhibitions

1枚目の告知用のイメージに使用されているのは Susan Jamison の作品。
以下、Amy Ross の "Fairy Ring"、Katy Horan の "Feather Magic"、Rene Lynch の "Throne" となっている。

グループ展のタイトル "Fata Morgana" を見て、ウィリアム・コツウィンクル (William Kotzwinkle) が1977年に発表した小説 『ファタ・モルガーナ "Fata Morgana"』 のことを思い出した。翻訳は福武書店から出ていて、日本版のカバーにはマイケル・パークス (Michael Parkes) の作品 "Water Music" が使われていたっけ。
そういえば、めでたく文庫化されたジョン・クロウリー (John Crowley) の 『エンジン・サマー "Engine Summer"』 のカバーも元版と同じくマイケル・パークスの "Magician's Daughter" が使用されていたな。

traveling with the ghost: Carrie Ann Baade
traveling with the ghost: Tina Imel
traveling with the ghost: Susan Jamison
traveling with the ghost: Fay ku
traveling with the ghost: Adela Leibowitz
traveling with the ghost: Rene Lynch
traveling with the ghost: Judith Schaechter

traveling with the ghost: Michael Parkes 02


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