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Until January 9, 2011

Noted Zen scholars Audrey Yoshiko Seo and Stephen L. Addiss have gathered 69 scroll paintings by Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1768) and nine by his major pupils from public and private collections in Japan and the U.S for this first American retrospective.

The koan, 'What is the sound of one hand?' was first put forth by Hakuin as an existential question.

He illustrated the koan using Hotei, a recurring figure in his work throughout his life. Hotei the bumbling, roving, everyman-monk is the happy-go-lucky God of good fortune.

A koan is a Buddhist method of meditational teaching, a nonsensical or paradoxical question for which an answer is personal; through meditation on the question spiritual illumination follows.

Hakuin's Hotei paintings demonstrate that Zen is not an unfathomable discipline restricted to a few determined monastics, but a lively force available to everyone, in every day activity.


The Divine Mistake: An Autobiography
By Theresa Byrnes
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November 6, 1999 - The Daily Telegraph - Wired For Life by Pamela Wilson

January 2, 2000 - The Sun Herald - Divine Inspiration by Matt Condon

January 24, 2000 - Who Magazine - Review by Louisa Ermelino

March 2000 - Australian Book Review - Review by Nita Kambouris



 

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ABSTRACT REALiSIM
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Reviews by Theresa Byrnes

London Daily Mirror
Joyce Pensato’s Batman Returns

“. . the dark and powerful soul of what we deem innocent, haunts.”

London Daily Mirror
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty


London Daily Mirror
Lynda Benglis


London Daily Mirror
Helen Frankenthaler

“Her . . painting shimmers like it is listening.”

London Daily Mirror
Ghada Amer


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Boris Lurie


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