View of “Dénes Farkas,” 2019.

View of “Dénes Farkas,” 2019.

Dénes Farkas

Temnikova & Kasela Gallery

Dénes Farkas’s latest exhibition, “About Dreams That Awaken You,” could be read as a visual poem; it invited the viewer to search for possible narratives in the display, letting intuition be her guide. In this, it recalled the Budapest-born, Tallinn-based artist’s previous show, in 2018, which derived from the poem “Dear Eros,” written that year by the American poet Traci Brimhall. For Farkas, Brimhall’s poem, with its fragile moments of love, sensuality, violence, and intimacy, offered the possibility of pursuing meaning through feeling, rather than through rational understanding.

This show centered on a set of wooden shelving, titled, like all of the pieces in the show, About Dreams That Awaken You (all works 2019). The structure consists of three distinct parts, all of which seemed to hint at personal stories, like notes written offhandedly. On the left-hand shelf, a found object (a

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