In "Screen Play", the Dorsky Museum's annual exhibition of Hudson Valley artists, fifteen artists respond to or use screens as a material, process, or metaphor. Screens as varied as textiles, painted canvases, projected images, and digital monitors serve as poetic and practical means to translate pictures from one realm to another. Participating artists include Diann Bauer, Amy Brenner, Vernon M. Byron III, Adriana Farmiga, Shanti Grumbine, Patrick Kelley, Linda Kuehne, AbshalomJacLahav, LoVid, Rachel Rampleman, Stever Rossi, Adie Russell, K. Velis Turan, Jonathan Wang and Harvey Weiss.
The exhibition "Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art" explores the tension between an ancient culture's unbroken artistic tradition of anonymity and the personality-driven world of contemporary art. By examining attitudes towards attribution in shifting cultural contexts, we ask the question: how do practitioners in the emerging field of Tibetan contemporary art react to and reinterpret their predecessors' anonymous past, and what role does anonymity play in the changing landscape of contemporary Tibetan culture?
Endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as a means of promoting world peace and healing through sacred performing art, the Tibetan monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery and their famed multiphonic singers, have performed in many of America's greatest theatres and music halls. The monks have shared the stage with Philip Glass, Patti Smith, Natalie Merchant, the Beastie Boys, Kitaro, Paul Simon, Sheryl Crow and others.