Rodney Greenblat is an illustrator, sculptor, and character designer, celebrated for his whimsical and enriching artwork. His wacky colorful sculptures and paintings were an integral part of the ballooning East Village art scene of the 1980s, and he had several solo shows at the legendary Gracie Mansion Gallery.
In 1985, his sculpture "Ark of Triumph" was featured in the Whitney Museum Biennial exhibition. Other projects include artistic contribution to Sony Playstation videogames and advertising and illustration for companies like Sony, Toyota, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. As a student of Roshi Enkyo O'Hara at Village Zendo Zen center, he has studied Buddhism and incorporated it into his art. He has received the Buddhist name "Musho" and continues to make joyous and expressive artwork.
Contemporary artists lead informal, topical talks within the museum's galleries on select Friday nights at 6:15 p.m.
In conversation with Assistant Curator Beth Citron, speakers from New York and international contemporary art scenes interact with and informally discuss the rich artistic traditions of the Himalayas and surrounding regions in relation to their own practices and processes.
Please meet at the base of the Spiral Staircase at 6:15 for all tours.
Admission to the museum's galleries is free every Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Credit: Wow Temple; 2010, 09/11; Acrylic on canvas;
48 x 42 x 1.5 in; 121.92 x 106.68 x 3.81 cm