Shippensburg Arts Programming and Education (SHAPE), which is based in Pennsylvania, USA has announced a truly unique show for the month of April.
ISKCON-guru Satsvarupa Das Goswami has been painting since the 1990’s. As he tells it, “ … I had not heard of outsider art or art brut (a French word for ‘rough art’). I just painted for the fun of it, but with a passion and as a therapeutic release from my migraine headache syndrome.” He continues, “I don't really consider myself as belonging to any school of art. I wasn’t imitating anyone. I wasn’t copying Dubuffet or Picasso. I was my own man, painting for pleasure and pursuing my spiritual path by rendering pictures of Radha-Krishna, Gaura-Nitai, Vaisnavas, sadhus (holy men), and pictures of my spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada, often with a self portrait beside him.”
Satsvarupa das Goswami has lived a very interesting life, from Temple President to biographer of his spiritual master to world traveler; he now lives in seclusion in New York State with a few devoted servants, who take care of his daily needs.
Information about the exhibition:
Title: The Art of Satsvarupa – A Hare Krishna Monk.
Place: SHAPE Gallery (Shippensburg Arts Programming & Education)
Address: 19 East King Street, Shippensburg, PA, USA
Dates: April 1 through April 28, 2016
Opening Reception: April 1, 2016 from 6-8 pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Friday 4-7 pm; Saturday 10 am-4 pmart ] [ painting ] [ Pennsylvania ] [ Satsvarupa Das Goswami ]