Temporal Existence: Photographs by William Steen

Art - Exhibit

Saturday, September 1, 2012 - Friday, December 14, 2012
5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Clark University: Dana Commons
Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons, 2nd Floor
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Google Maps - MapQuest

Exhibit opens Friday, September 28.

Even though the skull is a timeless image, William Steens interpretation is particular. It captures a time when the West and the East are recognizing each other and discovering themselves through each other and their preconceptions about spirituality and art. Determined to go beyond fixed ideas, Steens focus is on the discovery of the essence of things. He appreciated how Tibetan art spilled over in various ways into daily life and how the lineages, stories, and dogmas were blended together like a kind of ceremonious, multimedia, high-mountain blues music.

Steens recurring concerns were with a play between the essential and the elusive, and were strongly informed by his experiences of practice in the Tibetan Bön tradition. This exhibition includes a selection of his work related to issues of existence and temporality.

William Steen (1949  2008) lived and worked in Houston and New York City. Although he worked in various media, his art is primarily photo based. Selected exhibitions include Fotofest, Houston; The National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia; The Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; and Project Row Houses, Houston.

Cost: Free

Suggested Audiences: College, Adult

Website: http://www.clarku.edu/difficultdialogues/symposia/index.cfm#steen
E-mail: sraffo@clarku.edu
Phone: 508-793-7479

Last Modified: September 13, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Add/Suggest Event | Edit Your Events | RSS

Powered by the Social Web - Bringing people together through Events, Places, & Common Interests