Golden Tales

June 26 – 27, 2010

Parlour No. 16, Golden Tales, explores the invented worlds of Lara Allen, Megha Gupta, Faten Kanaan, Sandra Mack-Valencia and Natalia Yovane. Through their use of visionary and mythical iconography as well as a broad range of media, each artist develops their own unique mythology. In this way, Golden Tales strives to explore how, even today, we desire to be rooted in a mythical sensibility. These artists use constructed and remembered mythical icons, fictional and nonfictional fragments of history, in order to develop new realities. Golden Tales is hosted by Fawad Khan in his Brooklyn apartment.

Press Release

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Parlour No. 16, Golden Tales, featured work by Lara Allen, Megha Gupta, Faten Kanaan, Sandra Mack-Valencia and Natalia Yovane and was hosted by Fawad Khan in his Brooklyn apartment.

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Opening Night

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Living room installation view. Left on wall, Natalia Yovane, Urban Shaman, 2010, 30 inches X 22 inches, ink on paper. Center on wall, Sandra Mack-Valencia, The Man Eater- Loves Them So Much, Wants to Eat Them, 2010, 30 inches x 60 inches, transfer acrylic on paper.  Right on wall and below, Faten Kanaan.

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Installation view, work on wall by Megha Gupta. Left, Untitled, 2010, 7  inches x  7 1/2 inches, graphite on paper. Center, Untitled, 2009, 15 inches x 11 inches, mixed media. Right, Untitled, 2010, 6 inches x 9 1/2 inches, graphite on paper.

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Living Room installation view. Left piece on wall, Sandra Mack-Valencia, Siamese, 2009, 25 inches x 33 1/2 inches, acrylic, ink and transfer on paper. Right on wall, Faten Kanaan.

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Performance piece by Lara Allen opening night.

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Previously featured Parlour artist Colette Robbins opening night.

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Featured artist Faten Kanaan (center) cooling off on the roof opening night.

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Featured artist Natalia Yovane and her twin brother opening night.

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Host Fawad Khan (left) and friend.

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Impromptu fireworks under the Williamsburg Bridge!