204 S. Avenue 19, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Saturday, March 30 at 7:00 PM 11:00 PM
Ends Apr 21, 2024
TALLULAH DIRNFELD // PRECIOUS MOMENTS // GALLERY SADE LOS ANGELES // MARCH 30 - APRIL 21 OPENING SATURDAY MARCH 30TH // 7-11PM GALLERY SADE LOS ANGELES proudly presents Precious Moments, a solo exhibition from Los Angeles based artist Tallulah Dirnfeld. This curated collection of new works delves into a girlhood memorialized. Drawing inspiration from the iconic 1970s Christian doll company, Precious Moments seeks to carve out statues of adolescence from memory, approaching each image like a collectible porcelain doll, an item created to preserve an ideal of beauty and purity. For these keepsakes, fragility is a virtue that warrants being cherished, protected, and proudly displayed. Within this world, the artist explores themes of self-objectification, isolation, and the abstraction of memory. Candy-colored hues fade into sickly yellow casts, cracks start to creep across the surface, backgrounds blur into the distance and faceless figures loom close— we can sense the presence of it all, but we never make out the details. Like her muses, the artist applies foundation over scars to create sanitized statues of womanhood and childhood. Yet beneath their polished exteriors lie raw vulnerability, trapped and troubled. They’re scrubbed clean, perfect for consumption, never to be recalled, but they threaten with invisible fangs that haunt their porcelain smiles. Constrained by societal expectations, they wrestle with inner demons to uphold their veneer of virtuosity, to make their mothers proud. Meanwhile, they navigate the subtle dominance of paternal figures, ever mindful of the shrouded authority that demands their compliance, ensuring that each moment remains precious. You know how volatile daughters can be. Build a shrine to it, and see how quickly idols can become effigies, with just a shift of the light. // GALLERY SADE LOS ANGELES is located at 204 S. AVENUE 19 and is open to the public every Saturday & Sunday 1-6pm and at all other times by private viewing appointments via SADE-LA@SADE-LA.COM. SADE-LA.COM @SADELOSANGELES @TAL1U1AH
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