PORTRAITS
My Name is Rita Briansky
Fabula
Studio Days
Young Artists
les enfants terribles
Reverie
Fragments
Yiddish Folk Tales
The Dreamer
Gender Gesture
Blindman's Buff
A Kafka Parable
Forgotten Histories
Kafka Questions
Description of a Struggle



Fabual 2002 - 2005

Fabula (meaning "story" or "fable" in Latin) is the title of a body of small watercolors, and larger oil paintings that comment on the very nature of contemporary narratives that are built upon "conditional, ephemeral, and contextually dependent structures" (James Elkins, How the Visual is Studied). Each piece is built from a multiplicity of literary and art historical sources juxtaposed within a single frame. Often, an excerpt from an historical portrait provides the base upon which other images are placed. Layering details from 14th Century frescos, 18th & 19th Century European architecture, as well as personal images, these works are constructed from memories, fragment upon fragment.00

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