ARTIST'S RECEPTION 3/10 at 2:30 PM
one in desire
one cessation of desire
this in beauty
that in peace
he, you should not ask for so much
she, why not ask for more
one bowl sings
one bowl’s brass
one for songs and one for ass
For the months of March and April, the Couloir Bleu ha been transformed into a walkway of shrines to very separate views of the world. Where they intersect and where they oppose is for the promeneur to discover. A reception for the artist is SUNDAY, MARCH 10TH AT 2:30 PM. Drop by for some refreshment and a chance to meet Jens in person.
The Buddha/ Model Walk was inspired by a walk my wife and I took when we were in Bangkok at a Buddhist Wat. There were one hundred Buddhas all in the same pose. Each, however, was distinct from different craftsmen sculpting at different times and weathering differently over time.
In front of each Buddha was a singing bowl in which devotees tossed small coins. I was mesmerized by the music of these offerings.
When we returned to our hotel I looked at a Thai fashion magazinethat was slicker than any fashion magazine from New York or Paris. All the models had a sculpted Western appearance.
The Buddha/Model Walk plays with the surprising combination of traditional Thai culture and western celebrity capitalist culture.
Mr. Brasch received his Master of Arts from NIU and taught art for many years at high schools in Wheeling
and Rolling Meadows. His works have been exhibited in group and solo shows from SAIC and Lipa Gallery to the NAB Gallery, Gallery Chicago, Riverside Arts Center and, of course, the Bridgeport Arts Center where he has his studio. Jens works with many media, including film, and has created mosaic looking paintings, constructions . . . and always a fascination with words. His most recent exhibition featured stunning large paintings of women with neon captions again juxtaposing common expressions with themes of violence and overcoming.
Enjoy the show. For more information about Jens Brasch or for contact, visit /www.jensbrasch.net/.