ANONYMOUS TANTRA PAINTINGS
September 7 – November 5, 2017
Opening reception on Sunday, September 10th from 6 to 8 pm.
Dedicated to Hudson.
Tantra (Sanskrit: तन्त्र) literally means “loom, warp, weave”.
Jane Kim is pleased to invite you to an exhibition of Anonymous Tantra paintings at 33 Orchard, with an opening reception onSunday, September 10th from 6 to 8 pm.
The group of sixteen tantra paintings originate from a private collection, acquired from the late gallerist Hudson of Feature Inc., New York. A few paintings are reproduced in Franck Andre Jamme’s iconic Tantra Song, notably the exquisite Shiva Linga, which is the cover of the book.
Tantrika families in Rajathsan India, who practice the ancient tradition of Tantric Hinduism, made the small works on paper from 1970 to 2008. The geometric forms, stained paper, and vibrant paint colors are given a spiritual life through the practitioner’s deep concentration and devotion of tantra.
This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Hudson. For details and press images, please contact Jane Kim at email@example.com or 347 278 1500.
For a further reading on the Anonymous Tantra paintings:
Press release, Anonymous Tantra Paintings, October 11 – November 15, 2015, 33 Orchard, NY.
Tantra Song: Tantric Painting from Rajasthan, Texts by Franck André Jamme (Author, Editor), André Padoux (Author), Michael Tweed (Translator), Lawrence Rinder (Introduction), Bill Berkson (Contributor), Siglio Press, 2011.
O’Neill-Butler, Lauren, “An Egoless Practice”: Tantric Art, The Paris Review (April 3, 2012) [ill.] [online]
Dillon, Noah, “Anonymous Tantra Paintings.” The Brooklyn Rail, (February 1, 2012) [ill.] [online]
Smith, Roberta, “‘Anonymous Tantra Paintings’ at Feature Inc.” The New York Times, (February 2, 2012) [online]
Dance of Energy; Samode, Rajasthan, 2008, Unspecified paint on found paper, 13 3/4 x 9 in. (paper), 18 1/2 x 13 5/8 in. (frame)
Flow of Life Blood; Udaipur, Rajasthan, 2000, Unspecified paint on found paper, 9¾ x 14 inches (paper), 14 3/4 x 19 inches (frame)