‘The Quiet Thread’ exhibition at The Jung Center of Houston in February


This solo exhibition is a gathering of transformed objects, scrolls, artist’s books and a site-specific installation about the power of “mindfulness”, using Nepalese paper, ink, thread and antique sewing and weaving tools I collected in my travels. Some of the pieces can be seen under my portfolio.

‘The Quiet Thread’ was born in 2014 while studying Buddhist philosophy in Asia when I started creating lengthy ink calligraphy scrolls as part of my meditation practice. The repetition process involving writing, sewing and assemblage was like saying a mantra or a prayer and it gave birth to this new series.

‘The Quiet Thread’ explores the benefits of mindfulness, the role arts can play in raising awareness about the value of mindfulness in health treatments and how arts can be used to heal and express experiences of illness. It also brings awareness about how social change organizations and activists can be benefited by “mindful activism” by helping them stay grounded when participating  in peaceful resistance.

Location: THE JUNG CENTER, 5200 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006

On View: February 2-27, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 2, 5-7 pm

Live Performance: Saturday, February 23. Click here for details.

Gaby Berglund Cárdenas, PRESCRIPTIONS, installation consisting of
15 artist’s books made of ink calligraphy on Nepalese paper, mounted on anti-depressant strips and antique Swedish drawer, 2016-2018