Friday, February 27, 2009

Fata Morgana Exhibition

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 14th, 2009 from 8-11pm, with complimentary absinthe, courtesy of La Fée

On view March 14th-April 12th, 2009

Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5pm (March 15th-April 12th)

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. Take G train to Greenpoint Ave. Phone: 718-609-9629 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.

1 comment:

Pandora said...

Wow - the show looks fabulous, wish I could be there! Also the Dabora Gallery looks amazing! I love that kind of decor, being the proud owner of many unusual taxidermy pieces and antiques at home :-) Have you seen Gothic Rose Antiques? They have amazing things along those lines. Oh and I almost forgot to say, I LOVE your artwork! I just recently found you on a search on amazon looking for books on antique English stained glass. I want to get into painting on glass and your work is SO inspiring. Thank you for sharing your techniques on your blog - I am intrigued by your methods and blown away by your talent!!