If you find yourself in Denver this holiday season, you might treat yourself to an excursion to the Robischon Gallery, where the creations of two of the four artists currently on exhibit derive inspiration from the Buddha and contemporary Buddhist teachers.
The installations of sculptor David Kimball Anderson collectively entitled Altitude, for example, contain pieces that overtly suggest the seated Buddha and ancient reliquary monuments known as chorten (stupas). More abstract works are “meant to evoke the journey of twentieth-century Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche,” according to a review in Westword Denver, such as this:
The heavily processed photographs of Bill Armstrong reverberate through two themes: Buddha and Mandala, the latter being symbolic depictions of the purified cosmos. With these images, Armstrong aims to “transport viewers inward toward the core in search of their own personal truths.” Here are two examples:
The exhibits are open to the public at the Robischon Gallery through December 28.
All images via Robischon Gallery.