Taking the Lunar New Year as its inspiration, this group exhibition explores the moon in its rhythm and regeneration in the practices of four gallery artists: Miya Ando, Ricardo Mazal, Sohan Qadri and Susan Weil.
Mexican-born artist Ricardo Mazal's series of abstract paintings are a result of his examinations into the sacred burial rituals of three diverse cultures, each of which embrace spiritual regeneration in alliance with the natural world. The moon-like mandalas of Miya Ando, a descendant of Bizen sword makers, shimmer with celestial energy, creating a moment of quiet contemplation. The vibrantly colored minimalist works of artist, poet and Tantric guru Sohan Qadri were produced while the artist was in a rhythmic trance, focused on opposing forces, such as creation and destruction, and as was typical of the yogi-artist, with reverence to the mysteries of the universe. Finally, American artist Susan Weil uses lunar themes throughout her practice to refer to the constant regeneration of nature. Perhaps a symbol of feminine power, these illuminated works further call upon the moon’s connection with the human body.
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