Friday, October 1, 2010 — Sunday, January 16, 2011
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.
View an image gallery from the exhibition
This exhibit is on view concurrently with The Sound of One Hand: Paintings and Calligraphy by Zen Master Hakuin.