Pema Namdol Thaye
Artist reception: February 11, 2010, 6-8 PM
February 11 – April 16, 2010
The modern hand of Tibetan tradition: Buddhist iconography in the mandala, tangka & sculpture works of Pema Thaye on display in the Tibet House US Gallery starting February 11th, 2010.
Pema Thaye is renowned for his expertise in traditional Tibetan tangka painting, sculpture and the creation of rare three dimensional mandalas. Comprising complex geometry, symbolism and iconography, the arts of ancient Tibet represent one of the most elaborate and detailed spiritual and artistic traditions in the world. Pema Thaye has provided an important contribution to this traditional art for more than 28 years.
This exhibition will consist of not only his original paintings and prints, but also a premier showing of his 3-D artworks, including gem-adorned gold and silver creations and intricate carvings in wood and wax.The essential core of the exhibition is Pema’s tangka paintings, varying in subject matter from ethereal celestial Buddhas, bodhisattvas and goddesses, and complex lineage refuge trees and mandalas, to mahasiddhas and arhats.