Zadok Gallery Marshall Arisman Opening 10/24/11

Zadok Gallery / Marshall Arisman opening
Friday, October 28th 6-9pm
Zadok Gallery
2534 North Miami Avenue
Miami FL 33127

You are invited to attend an opening for Marshall Arisman at the Zadok Gallery on October 28th, 2011 from 6pm until 9pm at the Zadok Gallery. Please save the date and join us for the official grand opening of his show entitled “The Ayahuasca Series”.

This is a group of paintings and large format drawings. Ayahuasca (ayawaska pronounced [aja’waska] in the Quechua language) is any of various psychoactive infusions or decoctions prepared from the Banisteriopsis spp. vine, usually mixed with the leaves of dimethyltryptamine-containing species of shrubs from the Psychotria genus. The brew, first described academically in the early 1950s by Harvard ethnobotanist Richard Evans Schultes, who found it employed for divinatory and healing purposes by the native peoples of the Amazonian Colombia, is known by a number of different names. A notable property of ayahuasca is that neither of the ingredients cause any significant psychedelic effects when imbibed alone; they must be consumed together in order to have the desired effect. How indigenous peoples discovered the psychedelic properties of the ayahuasca remains unknown.

Marshall Arisman is an internationally known painter, illustrator, teacher, and story-teller. Arisman’s work has strong emotional themes which often explore the connections between humankind and violence and the resulting spiritual impact, and may be seen in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, at the National Museum of American Art and the Smithsonian Institution, as well as in many private and corporate collections. Marshall Arisman work has been part of the larger cultural language for the past several decades, appearing in places such as the covers of Time magazine, book covers and feature films. Mr. Arisman was the first American invited to exhibit his artwork in mainland China. His series, “Sacred Monkeys,” appeared at the Guang Dong Museum of Art in April 1999. He is the subject of a full-length documentary film directed by Tony Silver titled “Facing the Audience: The Arts of Marshall Arisman.”

Collections include: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, New-York Historical Society, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Telfair Museum of Art, Guang Dong Museum of Art; Guangzhou, China.

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