Wisconsin gallery artwork by 23 responding to verse from Upanishad

Wisconsin gallery artwork by 23 responding to verse from Upanishad


MILWAUKEE: Swan Vision Gallery in Maiden Rock, Wisconsin), HAS announced that an exhibition “Two Birds” will be open from May 5 to June 22 featuring creative responses by 23 artists to a verse from the ancient Hindu scripture, Mundaka Upanishad.

This verse, originally written in Sanskrit, is interpreted as: Two birds perch in the selfsame tree. One bird eats the sweet and bitter fruit. The other bird watches. The artwork is being presented through paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures.

Cynde Randall is the curator, while the artists include B.J. Christofferson, Kelly Connole, Jim Denomie, Jan D. Elftmann, Brian Frink, Bill Gorcica, Christie Hawkins, Barbara Kreft, David Lefkowitz, Mary Ludington, Monica Lyon, Celeste Nelms, Stuart Nielsen, Arne Nyen, Lisa Nebenzahl, Judy Onofrio, John Pearson, Cynde Randall, Nancy Randall, Xavier Tavera, Sandra Menefee Taylor, Ann Wood and David Wyrick.

Commending Swan Vision for exhibiting Hinduism-focused art, Rajan Zed, President of Universal Society of Hinduism, said that art had a long and rich tradition in Hinduism and ancient Sanskrit literature talked about religious paintings of deities on wood or cloth.

Swan Vision Gallery presents focused exhibitions of contemporary art.

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