Mona Lisa by Dedron 2012
Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art at the Samuel Dorsky Museum at the State University of New York at New Paltz seems to endeavor to bridge the chasm between the pop theocracy that the west seems to adore about Tibetan Buddhism and the complications faced by the remote mountain nation in its conflicts not only with the People's Republic of China but also with the encroaching modernization and consumer culture that no country no matter how remote can escape. This fine exhibit combines contemporary artists using traditional forms to view the present, and modern techniques to view the past. Anonymous offers Colorful, challenging and philosophical insights into a culture whose modern artistic expression is much less known in the West and whose cultural conflicts and ironies we prefer to take in the bite size pieces. Like a Zen koan these contemporary artists explore their culture as natives and as expats with a nuanced eye that shows that truths that seem to make no sense may be the most revealing expressions of all. The show is curated by Rachel Pereira Weingeist and is largely drawn from the private collection of Shelley and Donald Rubin whose art holdings serve as the heart of New York City's Rubin Museum of Art. The Dorsky Museum at SUNY-New Paltz never ceases to amaze. Through December 15, 2013.
Dorsky link here http://www.newpaltz.edu/museum/exhibitions/anonymous.html