For the first time, the Tibet House US will present paintings, drawings, videos, sculptures, installations and live performance art, as six New York City-based artists present modern takes on Buddhist traditions and teachings. Artists James Walton Fox, Valley Burke Fox, Shigeru Oyatani, E. Elizabeth Peters, Wesley Simon, and Jayoung Yoon approach their spiritual journeys through multiple mediums that come together to represent confluence, compromise or conflict in the journey toward enlightenment. A portion of all sales will benefit Tibet House US and its ongoing work to preserve and present Tibetan culture.
The exhibit’s opening reception will be held on December 6th from 6-8pm ET. At 7pm ET, artist Jayoung Yoon will present a special installation and live performance Clearing The Mind, based on the Zen concept of living in the moment. She will employ a number of balls made of human hair that represent attached memories and thoughts. Throughout the meditative performance, which will be accompanied by a Shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) played by Zachary Skinner, Ms. Yoon will perform an intimately quiet and slow process of cutting the connection and emptying the thoughts, inviting the audience to capture the past and cleanse their accumulated memories.
The following day, December 7th, from 4-9pm ET, artists Wesley Simon and Valley Burke Fox will present A Line in Space, a contemporary interpretation of traditional Tibetan sand drawing. Through the simple actions of drawing a straight line with sand and sweeping it away, the artists explore the cyclical nature of creation and destruction and the Buddhist doctrinal belief of the transitory nature of material life.
For a sneak peek of some of the art from Sacred Vision, Separate Views: Contemporary Perspectives in Buddhist Artand for more information on the artists, please PRESS HERE.
Tibet House US
Tibet House US, established in 1987 at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, is a non-profit educational institution and cultural embassy working to preserve, restore and present Tibet's unique cultural and spiritual heritage by means of a permanent cultural center, with a 2,000-square-foot gallery, library, archives, developing traveling exhibitions, print publications and media productions.