Juxtapoz // Friday, March 13, 2009
Dabora Gallery and Phantasmaphile's Pam Grossman usher in the spring season with a group show, Fata Morgana: The New Female Fantasists, opening tomorrow March 14th, on view through April 12th, 2009.
The show features fourteen of the most vital and visionary women artists working in the US today, including 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, and Madeline von Foerster.
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.
Make sure to mark tomorrow, March 14th on your calendar, as the opening reception will go down from 8-11pm with complimentary absinthe, courtesy of La Fée. Art and absinthe? Sounds like a perfect start to spring.
More info at daboragallery.com/fata