Exhibitions

Summonby Tamar Ettun

Mar 17 – Apr 29, 2023

66 Drawings, Leaves, and a Stick, 2023

Handmade and readymade pigment sticks, fabric, thread, on paper

Dimensions variable

Drawings are available individually

Fire Trap, 2022

Ceramic, glaze and underglaze, long branch matches, silk thread

11.25 x 8.75 x 5.5 inches

Evil Eye Trap, 2021

Ceramic, glaze and underglaze

9.25 x 10 x 5.25 inches

Yellow Watering Can Bird, 2020

Ceramic, glaze and underglaze

9.25 x 10 x 3.5 inches

Installation view

Lilit, 2022

Cast iron

Unique

28.5 x 19.25 x 2.5 inches

Yellow Wave Cave, 2023

Handy-dyed and stitched boat sails, with acrylic, rope, printed silk, hand-dyed silk with walnut, hibiscus and onion skins, headcovers, infant blanket

115 x 186 inches

66 Drawings, Leaves, and a Stick, 2023

Handmade and readymade pigment sticks, fabric, thread, on paper

Dimensions variable

Drawings are available individually

Fire Trap, 2022

Ceramic, glaze and underglaze, long branch matches, silk thread

11.25 x 8.75 x 5.5 inches

Evil Eye Trap, 2021

Ceramic, glaze and underglaze

9.25 x 10 x 5.25 inches

Yellow Watering Can Bird, 2020

Ceramic, glaze and underglaze

9.25 x 10 x 3.5 inches

Installation view

Lilit, 2022

Cast iron

Unique

28.5 x 19.25 x 2.5 inches

Yellow Wave Cave, 2023

Handy-dyed and stitched boat sails, with acrylic, rope, printed silk, hand-dyed silk with walnut, hibiscus and onion skins, headcovers, infant blanket

115 x 186 inches

Dreamsong is pleased to present SUMMON, Brooklyn-based artist Tamar Ettun’s debut solo exhibition with the gallery.

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Ettun (b. Jerusalem, Israel, 1982) uses textile, drawings, sculpture, video and performance to examine somatic empathy, trauma-healing modalities, and ritual. Her recent work centers on Lilit, an aerial spirit demon with origins in Sumerian, Akkadian, and Judaic mythology. In the 2nd – 7th centuries, artist-healers created spells, drawings, and talismanic objects to trap demons like Lilit, who was characterized as a dangerously sexual female entity, and appeared frequently on incantation bowls used in protective rituals. Enthralled by the images inscribed on these ancient objects, Ettun began studying their vocabulary and eventually, developed her own language that revives these practices through a contemporary feminist lens, subverting Lilit’s misogynistic archetype and revamping her image as an Empathic Demon.

Artist(s)

Tamar Ettun

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Opening Reception

Pas De Deux

6/26, 7–9PM