UWSC welcomes first public art exhibit

UWSC is pleased to offer a contemplative photography installation for its first ever public gallery on the 4th floor of Sterling Hall.

In this show the Madison Miksang Society offers images of Color, Light, and Shadow, Flowers and Weeds, Heaven Earth and Human, Visual Haiku, Ordinary Personal World, Impressionism, Orderly Chaos, and Absolute Eye – a study of perception and the New York School of Modern Art. The work of 9 local artists comprises this exhibit: Mark Sweet, Miriam Hall, Ann Hall, Lennie Birkett, Angela Johnson, Ingrid Kelley, Jim Schneider, Darryl Hall, and Peter Hewson.

Miksang Contemplative Photography is a school of photography that emphasizes process over product. Miksang is a Tibetan word that translates as ‘Good Eye’, and is based on the teachings of the late meditation master, artist, and scholar Chögyam Trungpa. The perceiver (photographer) practices becoming more available to the things around them without the biases, filters and formulas often associated with photography. Experience and expression of day-to-day moments becomes more rich and endlessly varied-beyond what we usually think. One moment, one shot. The understanding is that if we see better, we will, in fact, compose and deliver more beautiful images. Students of Miksang work with their natural process of Flash of Perception, and through that awareness, discover anew their everyday worlds. Miksang emphasizes the richness of the life right in front of us, rather than exotic travel or topics.

The UW Survey Center will host changing art exhibits in their hallways throughout the year.

Gallery open during regular building hours – 8am to 8pm – January 22nd through March 31st, 2013.