CYNTHIA-REEVES Projects Presents WILLIAM SEGAL: In the Marketplace 9/7
WILLIAM SEGAL: In the Marketplace is set to open at Cynthia-Reeves Project. The exhibit is located on the 8th Floor, at 17 West 17th Street, NYC. The exhibit will run September 7 - October 6, 2011
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Thursday, 12:00 - 6:00pm, & By Appointment
The 8th Floor, a private exhibition and event space, and the estate of William Segal present In the Marketplace, featuring the paintings and works on paper by American painter and philosopher, William Segal. A presentation of Ken Burns' film, In the Marketplace, documenting the life and work of the artist, will also be on view for the duration of the exhibition.
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William Segal (1904 - 2000) was a self-taught painter and a devoted practitioner of Zen Buddhism. This exhibition explores Segal's perceptive modes of seeing: seeing the self, seeing the objects of life, and ultimately, how he illustrated the wisdom he gained in his lifelong study of Zen. The title of the exhibition refers to the final conclusion of spiritual development as laid out in in the story of The Ten Ox Herding. The contented man entering the marketplace is a metaphor for his return back to the world with the wisdom he gained through meditation.
A reception will be held on Saturday, September 17th, from 6:30 - 8:00pm. R.S.V.P. is required for admittance, as capacity is limited.
For additional information concerning the legacy and artworks of William Segal, please visit, www.WilliamSegal.org.