Kuan Yin: Goddess of Compassion, Goddess with Liberty, and Goddess in Landscape with Love Carole Richard KaufmannSpace for Public Art 215 West 38th Street, New York 10018
If you feel a bit more spiritual than usual while walking down 38th Street, it is most likely due to the latest exhibit in the Space for Public Art by Garment District Artist Carole Richard Kaufmann, entitled KuanYin: Goddess of Compassion, Goddess with Liberty, and Goddess in Landscape with Love.
The exhibit features three pencil drawings of this particular goddess that are intended to represent the evolution of feminism in Chinese culture. In addition, the installation features several more pencil drawings from the artist's "come into my garden..." series of drawings.
With a passion for traveling throughout Europe and China, Kaufmann’s works are inspired by her memorable experiences with people and places around the world. Through utilizing oil, gouache, pencil and transfer medium, she crafts Chinese paints and collage materials that represent life. Having worked in her New York City studio since 1972, Kaufmann’s works are in many private and corporate collections worldwide, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC.