Opening Reception Saturday, September 7th, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
“[The self] is like a cart, which is not other than its parts, not non-other, and does not possess them. It is not within its parts, and its parts are not within it. It is not the mere collection, and it is not the shape.” -Chandrakirti, “Guide to the Middle Way”
Gestalt Projects invites you to “The Body in Parts”, a group exhibition examining the beautiful vagaries and miraculous unity that can result from our shared physical structure. Based on the Buddhist view of the individual as a bundle of smaller parts forming a larger non-person centered self, artists from around the United States will present art in a variety of mediums using their unique creations of various body parts to form various assemblages of togetherness. Working with representations of our inherently physical limitations, this show hopes to transport the viewer to the metaphysical possibilities of human experience.
In April, several of the Left-Hand works will be exhibited in a show called Figments at ShockBoxx Gallery in Hermosa Beach.
Figments is a group art show where artists reflect on the relationship with one’s self and topics of mental health, including disorders like anxiety disorder, depression and body dysmorphia. We invite artists to explore both the causation and effects of mental health issues and instability through visual art and writing.
With figments, we aim to destigmatize mental health issues, as well as promote personal growth, a healthy relationship with one’s self, and a positive, supportive community.
Friday & Saturday
April 5 & 6, 2019
636 Cypress Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA