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I AM WAR (yamakavyãtyastãhãra version:: reverence to vimalakirti, the ever-young crown prince!), 2007 Nicotine Polacrilez Gum (4mg); 15 X 6 X 4.5" © Courtesy the Artist and Feature Inc., NY
Untitled (Plate XVI), 1993 Mixed Media © Courtesy the Artist and Feature Inc., NY
Anonymous; tantric painting (10-7); Legend: Multiplicite de l'engerie; Udaïpur, Rajasthan, 2004 Paint On Paper © Courtesy Feature Inc., NY
Hand, 2006 Acrylic On Canvas © Courtesy the Artist and Feature Inc., NY

131 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
January 3rd, 2009 - January 11th, 2009
Opening: January 3rd, 2009 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Summer hours: Tue – Sat 12 – 6


healing is a flash exhibition that celebrates the beginning of a new year as a time to move on. these works have been made in one way or another to heal those who participate.

the anonymously made tantra paintings picture core concepts that when embodied resonate to expand significance and consciousness. these are traditional or historical images perennially recreated by practitioners of tantra for teaching purposes.

daniel feinberg's kicking the habit resulted in a buddha head made of his chewed nicotine polacrilex gum. "bodhisattvas dwelling in inconceivable liberation, over-the-counter, perfect enlightenment... thus, recognizing in his own suffering the infinite sufferings of these living beings... going  ‘cold turkey,' means relying solely on your willpower to quit. willpower is essential - you have to really want helping stop cravings before they start, nicorette increases your chance of success by allowing you to focus your willpower on changing your behavior."

healer sue gurnee also creates resonance paintings that examine and radiate the secret operations of nature. "originally, art of this nature was used by shamans to evoke conservation, assimilation, transmutation and maintenance of vibrations." one stands directly in front of these paintings, feet planted on the ground, relaxed shoulders, "and instead of bringing your energy and artistic sensibilities to each canvas, let the image's vibrations contact you." the healing properties of these images stimulate the energy rives within the electromagnetic sheath and replenish the integrity of organs and energy fields.

during the early 90s when aids and disease were big topics in the trendiest part of the contemporary art world, david moreno made a group of four diptychs that approached the epidemic constructively, from the point of view of healing -- specifically the healing abilities of art and artists. each painting has an unframed left panel of a chromo-litho xtracted from a book on skin diseases that was published in 1890. the person or part of person represented is resplendent with the effects of the advanced stages of their disease. the right gold framed panel is a painted copy of the same person or part of person healed by the artist.