Dreams in Deixis

216 S. Louise St, Glendale, CA 91205
Jul 15, 6 PM - 9 PM — ends Aug 20, 2022
Tufenkian Fine Arts is pleased to announce, Dreams in Deixis, a group exhibition curated by Ava Burnes featuring artworks by Claire Chambless, Sessa Englund, Lara Joy Evans, Rosemary Holliday Hall, Isabella Kressin, Amelia Lockwood, Carlotta Lücke, and Kira Scerbin. The exhibition will be on view from July 15th through August 20th, 2022, with an opening reception to be held on Friday, July 15th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

The title of this exhibition takes inspiration from the theory of Deixis am Phantasma, which translates “to point at an empty space (or to the ghost).” Through a spectrum of idioms and lexicons, from folkloric mysticism and religious symbology to the metamorphosis and organization of natural and architectural forms, the artists in Dreams in Deixis re-examine the interpretations of femininity, identity, and the human experience.

Employing a broad array of styles and iconography, the artists in Dreams in Deixis use a variety of abstract vernaculars to meditate on the aesthetics of femininity, fantasy, and mythology. The images, objects, and forms brought together in this exhibition challenge our fabrications of identity and explore tensions between the intelligible and fantastical, raw and refined, primitive and contemporary.