Hari Kirin | “Junk Mail Buddhas” : An artist’s attempt to uncover the true nature behind media advertisements
Dates of the show Saturday, April 28 – August 24, 2012
Opening Reception with the artist: Saturday, April 28, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
“In the room where I write I have three of Hari Kirin’s paintings on the walls. One is a reclining Buddha, bright and vivid, just 12″ square-a perfect painting.” Thomas Moore, NY Times bestselling author
We invite you to view 20 encaustic paintings by artist Hari Kirin. Also on view, will be a site specific installation –the result of a group yoga, meditation and art-making experience open to the public this Saturday, April 28th from 11:30 to 5p.m. Hari Kirin, a long time teacher and practitioner of Kundalini Yoga met her spiritual teacher, Mahan Tantric Yogi Bhajan, 30 years ago and has been exploring the intersection of art and yoga ever since. She is the author of the bestselling Art & Yoga, Kundalini Awakening in Everyday Life, which documents her public art works, creative interventions and museum installations. Yoga Journal calls her book, Art & Yoga, “compelling and practical”. Hari Kirin’s work has been recently seen in exhibitions at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, UMass Gallery, Mariposa Museum, and the Attleboro Museum. She has also created public art installations around the world.
More meaning lies behind an object than what is perceived. In her exhibition, “Junk Mail Buddhas,” Hari Kirin takes her unwanted mail and combines it with Encaustic, wax and paint, to create profoundly beautiful moving images of meditating figures, bodisattvas, dakinis and buddhas. As in the Tantric tradition, the artist believes that the Divine is everywhere…even in her junk mail. Within these works, the artist successfully fuses spirituality and contemporary painting in a series of work that will last for thousands of years.
Jordan Scott:“Structures From Silence”
Opening Reception: Saturday December 17, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
“Structures from Silence” at THE INMAN SQUARE GALLERY Saturday, December 17
We invite you to view paintings by Chicago-area artist, Jordan Scott. A five-time member of the US International Karate Team and noted Chicago Northshore Sensei, Scott received a degree in religious studies from Indiana University. These sensibilities manifest in his evolving theme of the collective unconscious. Another major influence in his work is how he interprets the unseen world. He is fascinated by the inescapable and endless patterns he sees when breaking the world down into its component parts and is humbled by its interconnectedness. He is a keen observer of the big picture and these works represent the materialization of form as seen through a microscope. He explores these ideas by methodically arranging thousands of canceled postage stamps. Creating a sea of pattern, he earnestly places each stamp. The meditative process that he goes through when creating these pieces directly parallels his conception. Jordan Scott’s show at the Inman Square Gallery will be all-inspiring for viewers as they experience firsthand its perceptive and transformative nature.
Scott’s work has been seen in group and solo exhibitions including exhibiting at Judy Saslow Gallery, Wright Gallery, Art Chicago, Tucker Gallery, Loyola University, Bridge Miami, and Lydon Fine Art.
Mixed Media Paintings made out of Postage Stamps and Resin on Canvas will be shown December 17, 2011-February 1, 2012
Opening reception with the artist is December 17 5:30-8 p.m. All ages welcome.
Exhibition Schedule: October 25 – December 14, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday November 5, 6:30 – 8:00p.m.
‘Abhayam” at THE INMAN SQUARE GALLERY Saturday, November 5
We invite you to view paintings by Boston-area artist, Maura Cunningham. Cunningham received her Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication with a concentration in Film from Emerson College in 1994. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art in 2006. Cunningham’s work has been most recently seen in a solo exhibition at Gallery at 530 Harrison Ave in Boston. She has participated in group exhibitions, including shows at Laconia Gallery, Samson Projects, Atlantic Works Gallery, and the CHA Gallery.
On view at the Inman Square Gallery are a series of oil paintings focused on this notion: Our state of consciousness profoundly influences and determines our experience of time, space, self, others and the universe. Mirroring life’s patterns, the paintings in this series are multi-layered, occur over many months and shift in form and structure over time until the breadth of that experience makes itself known through understanding in completion.
For Cunningham, concepts of Time, Self, The Universe and our relationship to all three, are an ever-shifting experience. On one level there is narrative order to experience; a simple past, present and future to all events. But on another level, all aspects of time and perception are layered, overlapping and intertwined. Experiences, memories and emotions from the past manifest in the present and can profoundly shape ones choices and perception in each emerging moment.
Through her art-making process, Cunningham investigates her own sensory and ephemeral experience, the subtle shifts in her consciousness and how these shifts profoundly affect the perception of each moment and the universe at large. Her use of subtle color and implied geometric form allows for one to become immersed in the varying universes of time and experience she creates for us to consider and explore.
Patricia Busso:“Of FIelds and Flowers”
Exhibition Schedule: August 6-October 6, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday August 6, 6:30 – 8:00p.m.
“Of Fields and Flowers” at THE INMAN SQUARE GALLERY Saturday, August 6
We invite you to view oil, acrylic, encaustic and mixed media paintings by Boston-area artist, Patricia Busso. Busso works with a palette knife and oil or acrylics on wood or canvas to create colorful artwork that captures her reactions to the natural world. Her process is intuitive and often serendipitous. Busso’s paintings are often multi-layered and hint at the process of their creation. Images often reveal themselves only to get lost again by the moving paint. “I am constantly framing compositions in my mind’s eye. The majority of my work is ‘figments of my imagination.”
Patricia Busso’s studio is located in the SOWA Artist Guild.
Opening Reception: Saturday May 21, 5:30 – 8:00p.m.
“Moment Noticed” at THE INMAN SQUARE GALLERY Saturday, May 7
We invite you to view our paintings and drawings by Boston-area artist Dana Clancy. Clancy is assistant professor at Boston University’s School of Visual Arts. Clancy’s work has been in solo exhibitions at Boston University, the Danforth Museum of Art, the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, and Laconia Gallery in Boston’s South End. She has participated in group exhibitions nationally, including Delta Axis at Marshall Arts, Memphis, and Bowery Gallery, New York.
Clancy’s paintings explore people’s interaction with each other, art, and architecture, calling attention to the act of looking. On view will be a series of her shaped paintings that are based on her experience of Anish Kapoor’s reflective sculpture Cloud Gate and the Renzo Piano addition to the Art Institute of Chicago. Also included in “Moment Noticed” are new shaped pieces inspired by Clancy’s experience drawing from poses in Kundalini Yoga Boston classes. These simplified geometric surfaces are like architectural containers that frame her gestural figure drawings. Her use of repeated shapes suggest the folding and unfolding of the body from one pose to another, alluding to these singled out gestures as part of a larger ritual.