Drishti: A Concentrated Gaze now on view through July 1st at the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery.
A group exhibition curated by Elizabeth Heskin and Patricia Spergel
Viewing hours are Monday through Friday 8am - 6pm.
Drishti is a Sanskrit word that comes from yoga. The practice of drishti is a gazing technique that develops concentration and teaches you to see the world as it really is. In yoga, drishti is a point of focus where the gaze rests during a posture and meditation practice--gazing outward while bringing awareness inward. This is very much like what an artist does when they get into the flow of their work. It’s an open-ended theme, but the unifying link among the 36 artists in the exhibition is that there is a clear sense of intuition and mindfulness in their work.
Andrew Baron * Jebah Baum * Paul Behnke * Emily Berger * Sasha Cohen * Guy Corriero * Beth Dary * Graham Durward * Ashley Garrett * Nicola Ginzel * Elizabeth Gourlay * Hiroyuki Hamada * Julian Hatton * William Holton * Sharon Horvath * Erick Johnson * Zachary Keeting * Osamu Kobayoshi * Jaena Kwon * Aubrey Levinthal * Timothy Linn * Sarah Lutz * Kathryn Lynch * Amy Mahnick * Mary Bucci McCoy * Jackie Meier * Tracy Miller * Keiko Narahashi * Petra Nimtz * Fran O’Neill * Mary Schwab * Judith Simonian * Sandi Sloan * Patricia Spergel * Sarah J. Tortora * Katharine Umstead
“The Crucial thing for a painter is getting to the point where he can maintain some sort of pictorial balance between alertness and dumbness, where he is thinking but it can’t be classified as thinking”--James Brooks from an article in Time magazine about his 1963 retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art.