suschnee bryan mulvihill vaste et évident – mind way – shin dao

Date(s): May 2nd 2014

Exhibition

suschnee, 2007 / b. mulvihill, 2013

Exhibition
May 2 – June 6, 2015

Opening
Saturday, May 2 at 5 pm

Commented Visit with the artists
(in English with bilingual Q & A)
Saturday, May 16 at 4 pm

Over years of ongoing conversation, suschnee and bryan mulvihill discussed ways in which art making could be of benefit to others. It always came back to the motivation, the state of mind that is applied to the act of making art. Ultimately, it is the mind that makes and experiences a work of art. vaste et évident – mind way – shin dao investigates the mind in its most fundamental state. Not the everyday thinking, remembering mind, but rather cognitive awareness itself, referred to in Eastern traditions as primordial awareness: that which is fundamentally present in all living beings.

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suschnee, 2007 / b. mulvihill, 2013

suschnee’s Diamond in the Rose tearose works are deep seeing into the impermanence of the natural world, a world that is in a constant state of flux and transformation. The works are created with great detail, similar in the manner of a traditional Buddhist mandala or thangka. su’s Cloud Journal works are done spontaneously as the actual clouds pass overhead. Ideas, quotes, and passing journal-like impressions are included in the moment of creation.

bryan mulvihill’s “caligraffiti” is a homage to the cut-up and permutation processes passed on by Brion Gysin, who along with William Burroughs, explored these techniques as a method to free the word into an open state of visual association. mulvihill and Gysin shared a long practice of calligraphy from China, Japan and Arabic countries. With Brion’s encouragement, bryan applied permutations to Zen Koan, expressions of enlightened states of mind.

vaste et évident – mind way – shin dao, suschnee and bryan mulvihill – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

vaste et évident – mind way – shin dao, suschnee and bryan mulvihill – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

vaste et évident – mind way – shin dao, suschnee and bryan mulvihill – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

vaste et évident – mind way – shin dao, suschnee and bryan mulvihill – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

vaste et évident – mind way – shin dao, suschnee and bryan mulvihill – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

vaste et évident – mind way – shin dao, suschnee and bryan mulvihill – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

vaste et évident – mind way – shin dao, suschnee and bryan mulvihill – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

vaste et évident – mind way – shin dao, suschnee and bryan mulvihill – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

vaste et évident – mind way – shin dao, suschnee and bryan mulvihill – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

vaste et évident – mind way – shin dao, suschnee and bryan mulvihill – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

vaste et évident – mind way – shin dao, suschnee and bryan mulvihill – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

vaste et évident – mind way – shin dao, suschnee and bryan mulvihill – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

vaste et évident – mind way – shin dao, suschnee and bryan mulvihill – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

vaste et évident – mind way – shin dao, suschnee and bryan mulvihill – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

vaste et évident – mind way – shin dao, suschnee and bryan mulvihill – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

vaste et évident – mind way – shin dao, suschnee and bryan mulvihill – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

vaste et évident – mind way – shin dao, suschnee and bryan mulvihill – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

vaste et évident – mind way – shin dao, suschnee and bryan mulvihill – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

vaste et évident – mind way – shin dao, suschnee and bryan mulvihill – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015

vaste et évident – mind way – shin dao, suschnee and bryan mulvihill – Photos : Josée Brouillard and Sarah Chaput 2015