Fabula Rasa

, ,
Open: Tue-Sat 11am-7pm

169 Bowery, NY 10002, New York, United States
Open: Tue-Sat 11am-7pm


Visit    

Fabula Rasa

to Sat 17 Dec 2022

169 Bowery, NY 10002 Fabula Rasa

Tue-Sat 11am-7pm


Ghalia Benali, Hana Yilma Godine, Dindga McCannon, Ambrose Rhapsody Murray, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Anastasiia Podervianska, Sahana Ramakrishnan, Alisa Sikelianos-Carter, Nafis M. White

Crystal tears and feathered dress
Dead lover sought by a princess …
She shades herself from moon to moon
Waiting to meet her soulmate soon.

– Ghalia Benali, from She holds her destiny… in a book written by missing hands

Fridman Gallery presents Fabula Rasa, a group exhibition of nine artists from across generations and around the world who create new myths by taking traditional fables as points of departure. The exhibition is a collection of stories, a platform for experiencing the rituals depicted by the artists, an opportunity for the gallery space itself to become ceremonial grounds.

Artworks

1 - Sortilèges - Crystal Tears, 2013/2022

Paper, ink, walnut ink, pen, gouache, pastel on paper
19.5 x 25.5 in

contact gallery

2 - Sortilèges - The Wheel of Fortune, 2013/2022

Paper, ink, walnut ink, pen, gouache, pastel on paper
19.5 x 25.5 in

contact gallery

3 - Sortilèges - Bonding Shades, 2013/2022

Paper, ink, walnut ink, pen, gouache, pastel on paper
19.5 x 25.5 in

contact gallery

4 - Sortilèges - The Lover, 2013/2022

Paper, ink, walnut ink, pen, gouache, pastel on paper
19.5 x 25.5 in

contact gallery

Sortilèges - Ebbs & Flaws, 2013/2022

Paper, ink, walnut ink, pen, gouache, pastel on paper
19.5 x 25.5 in

contact gallery

The Woman and the Serpents, 2015

Textile, hand embroidery
55.5 x 74 in

contact gallery

Ochun y Yemaya, Moonlight, 2022

Thread, ink, graphite on tracing paper
24 x 24 in

contact gallery

Added to list

Done

Removed

Ghalia Benali’s mixed-media drawings and genre-defying songs take inspiration from mystical Sufi poetry. Hana Yilma Godine’s paintings on floral chiffon fabrics feature divine female characters from ancient Abyssinian mythology. Dindga McCannon’s quilted sculpture bedazzles a classical bust with shimmering sequins.

Ambrose Rhapsody Murray’s photo-prints on organza scrims framed with hand-carved wood are devotional altars to the artist’s matrilineal ancestors. Wura-Natasha Ogunji’s ink-and-thread drawings on tracing paper depict Yoruba deities – Ochun, associated with beauty, love, sensuality, pleasure, and Yemaya, the god of origins, motherhood, the ocean.

Anastasiia Podervianska‘s quilt retells a Ukrainian folk tale of a serpent attacking a woman and her cow for their milk. Sahana Ramakrishnan‘s paintings reverse the hierarchies often found in traditional Indian miniatures – hunter turns prey, male serves female.

Alisa Sikelianos-Carter‘s celestial silk tapestry of gouache, mica, and obsidian stone embeds within it the diversity of the color black and of the Black experience. Nafis M. White’s large-than-life Oculus combines Black hair, beauty products, and hairstyling techniques with the intricate customs of Victorian Hair Weaving and mourning traditions.

Courtesy of the artists and Fridman Gallery, New York


more to explore:

 
 

By using GalleriesNow.net you agree to our use of cookies to enhance your experience. Close