David Orr, Moon Mandala (No. 20)
RADIANCE + REFLECTION: Mandalas and Moon, solo exhibition by David Orr
Tibet House US
April 7-July 9
Opening reception: Thursday, April 7 from 6–8pm ET
Artist Talk: Mapping the Universe: The Mandala in Sacred, Scientific, and Artistic Practice, April 9, 5-6:30pm with David Orr, Robert Thurman, and David Kittay, Columbia University Department of Religion, in-person and live-streamed
Tibet House US presents a new solo exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based visual artist David Orr, whose work explores symmetry, themes of interconnection and impermanence, and ways we apply order. The exhibition is organized around two bodies of work emerging from Orr’s interests where philosophy and science align: ILLUMINED, wherein photographs of sacred manuscripts, texts, and sūtras are digitally recombined into abstract forms, and Mandala Lunae, moon photography which Orr arranges into complex geometries — a series begun and developed when he had to stay-in-place during the pandemic.
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