Tuesday, February 3, 2015

MOCRA Exhibit Shows Snapshots of Bhutani Life

By Samantha Sudduth / Contributor
"Three Statues, Painting School, Thimphu, Bhutan 2010platinum/palladium photograph8 x 10 inimage courtesy of the artist
MISSOURI---Saturday, Jan. 24, marked the opening reception for a new show at the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA). Entitled “Vast Bhutan: Images from the Phenomenal World”, the exhibit features the stunning photography of Regina DeLuise, captured during her seven-week stay in Bhutan, a small country located in southern Asia. DeLuise’s art will be displayed at MOCRA through May 10. The photos themselves give the viewer a glimpse into the culture and spirit of the country. Bhutan’s population is predominantly Buddhist, and the faith is woven throughout everyday life in the small nation. DeLuise’s photography manages to capture this serene spirituality through simple and breath-taking images. [link]

Travel photography: An attendee views photos taken by Regina DeLouise at the opening reception, on Jan. 24, for her exhibit at MOCRA – “Vast Bhutan: Images from the Phenomenal World.” This piece is titled “Something something.” Elizabeth Scofidio / Staff Photographer