Interpreting Rituals: The Butterfly Effect
Monday, September 10, 2012 to Sunday, September 23, 2012
Exhibition Opening on Saturday, September 15, 2012, 1-6pm
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday: 1-5pm or by appointment
New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation
88 35th Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11232
Cross Streets: Between Second Avenue and Third Avenue
Subways: D, N, R to 36 St
Buses: B70 to 36 St-3 Av; B35 to 39 St-2 Av
The New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation in Sunset Park, Brooklyn presents Interpreting Rituals: The Butterfly Effect, an exploration into sacredness in contemporary society. The two-week exhibition considers the quiet reverberations caused by translating the sacred against the backdrop of today’s global uncertainly and societal flux. By re-articulating collective memory and spiritual practices through the creative process, each showcased artist is able to subtly yet inevitably unveil the hope of mutual understanding intertwined with a basic human need to emotionally connect and respond to one’s surroundings.
Ranging from film screenings to ceramics, photography and print making, each work asks the viewer to reflect on the conceptual and experiential pluralism of sacredness. Guests will be invited into an interactive yet introspective space to reflect on spiritual vitality as it vibrates across cultures, time and generations.
On Saturday, September 15th from 1-6pm, spend the afternoon at NARS. Starting at 1pm, enjoy interactive tea servings and drinks from a set of exhibited ceramic vessels. At 1.30pm, we will offer an artist led clay workshop for children and families. Experience a mediation session at 3pm; we will present an Artist Talk followed by a reception at 4pm. NARS will also host one of Eric Gamalinda’s “QRoems” as a destination along the route of his interactive multi-venue project, Deep Splendor: The Way of the Bodhisattva.
Exhibiting artists include Veronica Frenning, Lily & Honglei, Gautam Kansara, Ming Yuen-Schat, Yasuyo Tanaka and Eric K. Yue.