2012 VCS alumnus Zeke Decker sent us the following announcement about an exhibition of his work that’s taking place tonight at Swans Nest Yoga in Brooklyn:
I’m happy to announce the opening of my first solo show. It would be great to see you there!
Be Here Now Show
Opening Reception: Friday, July 19 — 7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
Location: 137 Montrose Ave, Brooklyn, NY (off Montrose L)
कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन |
मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि || 47 ||
The Bhagavad Gita is one of the world’s most treasured treatises on the meaning of human existence. In the above verse we find one of its most poignant teachings: “You have a right to perform your prescribed duties, but you are not entitled to the fruits of your actions. Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities, nor be attached to inaction.”
We’re extremely excited to host Brooklyn-based artist Zeke Decker who unknowingly tapped into an aspect of this powerful wisdom in his upcoming showcase. Join us for this installment of our Be Here Now series which highlights local artists and builds community around creative expression, yoga, and spirituality. Beer and wine will be provided, but feel free to BYOB. The art will be for sale and there will be a brief conversation with the artist. Free admission. Come check it out and Be Here Now!
It would be dishonest to designate a meaning to my work because it is the product of my creative ritual; It is not what I can create, it’s what creating does to me. Process and material come first, and subject matter, second. The result, pure action.