MEDITATION IN SPACE AND TIME
TEXTILES BY JUNCO SATO POLLACK
curated by Marianne Lambert
AUGUST 16 - SEPTEMBER 21
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, August 16, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
ARTIST TALK: Saturday, August 18, 3:00 pm
MANDALA OF HOPE WORKSHOP: Thursday, August 23, 12:30-4:00 pm
To RSVP for the WORKSHOP: Call the Gallery at 404-266-2636 or email email@example.com
This exhibition presents Junco Sato Pollack’s Sky Cloud and Kinhin series. These series are inspired by the Zen spiritual practice of Sutra chanting and internalized stitching as meditation. Pollack finds the repetitive action of chanting and stitching to be a metaphor for Sutras, Mantras, breath, life force, and meditation. “When extended over time, stitch-by-stich and layer-by-layer, these actions transform into artwork depicting a complete universe, micro- and macro- energy fields, and the mindscape,” states Pollack.
The resulting work reveals joyous, spontaneous and unaltered traces on textile substrates: that of mind-thought imprints; that of pure contemplation over time and space; and that of electro-magnetic energy mapping. It is her intention that the exhibition will invite contemplation and a still mind, as a Zen master might say, "as still water of a pond reflects the sun and the moon."
Pollack invites the audience to participate in mandala stitching as a healing practice—both in a workshop setting and in the Gallery space itself. The stitched Mandala of Hope, an interactive public art installation, will be installed in the Gallery foyer. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, the audience is encouraged to contribute to the piece with their own stitchings. The evolution of the Mandala of Hope will be documented on DVD.
This exhibition is sponsored by Nita Robinson and Robin Howell