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Articles by Gary Gach

Gary Gach is an author, teacher, and literary translator. His most recent title is PAUSE … BREATHE … SMILE – Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation Is Not Enough (Sounds True; Tantor Media, audio edition). His previous book is The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buddhism. He also edited What Book!? – Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop. His work has been published in American Cinematographer, Art Week, The Atlantic, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Kyoto Journal, Mānoa, The New Yorker, and Yoga Journal.

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BOUNDLESS: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home & Abroad
"BOUNDLESS is an exhibition of work by seven members of a burgeoning, vibrant, cohesive community of contemporary Tibetan / Himalayan modern artists who know and support each other's work. Some live in the East; some in the West. Some are self-taught; others, highly trained." In this article, San Francisco author and poet Gary Gach takes us on a virtual tour of this small but energy-filled exhibition put on by the Berkeley Art Museum (and Pacific Film Archive) in late 2018 and early 2019. As he exits, Gach remarks, "BOUNDLESS renews my vision of what is possible…".
Published: October 17, 2019
THE INVISIBLE ENVISIONED: Phantoms of Asia : contemporary awakens the past
One of the great, deep-water ports of the world, San Francisco is a natural gateway to a cosmopolitan diversity of people, goods, and views. Now its Asian Art Museum opens its first large-scale exhibition of contemporary Asian art. This renewal of vision is well-timed, given current, unprecedented global interest in Asian art. As always, the Asian delivers the goods in its distinctive, signature style.
Published: July 13, 2012
Hidden Meanings: Symbolism in Chinese Art
Scholar-curator Terese Tse Bartholomew's work is known to many. Hidden Meanings is an exhibition which opened at the Asian Art Museum October 7, 2006 and runs through December 31, 2006, accompanied by an over-sized, indispensable book. First conceived with her thesis at UCLA, it's the fruit of nearly 40 years' labor, and the results are essential, exquisite, and utterly charming.
Published: August 16, 2017 | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries