The product of a collaborative meditation by two internationally known artistic visionaries, Max Gimblett and Lewis Hyde, oxherding is based on the Song-Dynasty Chinese “Oxherding Series,” a Zen Buddhist parable of self-discovery comprised of pictures and verse. A contemporary American set of perspectives on this greatly venerated Buddhist text, the exhibition includes six collaborative artist books, a series of 10 sumi ink paintings by Max Gimblett, and 10 poems in Chinese and three English versions translated by Lewis Hyde.
Listen to: Track 1: "American Ox" poem and preface translation by Lewis Hyde. Read by the author and Max Gimblett. Track 2: Lewis Hyde and Max Gimblett discuss the making of the oxherding artist books.
This exhibit is on view concurrently with The Sound of One Hand: Paintings and Calligraphy by Zen Master Hakuin.
Wednesday, October 13, 6:30 PM
Saturday, October 16, 2 PM
October 17, November 13, December 18, & January 9
- October 1, 2010 – January 16, 2011