Check out ART IN THE ARTHOUSE‘s latest exhibit at the Royal, KIRK MANN: GAIA’S BLESSING. These exquisite photographs are for sale and on display till September, 2018. Stop by our gallery at the theatre, no need to buy a movie ticket to view our art.
About the exhibit
With awe and a reverence for nature, photographer KIRK MANN presents a unique artistic convergence. He envisions beauty, balance, birth, growth, decay, and dissolution as Gaia’s Blessing – where living organisms interact with their natural surroundings to form life-sustaining synergies. At age 19, Mann began to empathize with living beings in a whole new way. His insight enabled him to recognize the kinship of all life: mineral, plant, and animal. With camera in hand, he sought beauty in the early morning light. Determined to capture nature’s essence, his photography became his meditation on creation. Drawn to the spirituality and philosophy of the East, Mann has practiced acupuncture and Chinese medicine for over 20 years.
Additionally, he is a student of yoga, Asian Art, and has studied Chinese Art, and has studied Chinese calligraphy, brush painting, and Sumi-e with Tomi Ito Levin. Mann is also a singer and songwriter who has written and produced five albums, often integrating his photography and videography with his music. Based in Ventura, CA, the artist has exhibited in Ventura, Carpinteria, and Ojai. It’s not uncommon to feel an instant connection, as I did, with the photography of Kirk Mann. His intimate view of nature reminds us of our first explorations of the outdoors, when we appraised the world with fresh eyes and childhood wonder. Gaia’s Blessing invites us to take that journey once again.
-Tish Laemmle, CURATOR
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West L.A., CA