FINDING SURPRISES AS THEY ARE TURNED UP BY THE KARMA WHEEL
By HOLLAND COTTER
'The Invisible Thread: Buddhist Spirit in Contemporary Art.''
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor, Staten Island, NY
A roster of nearly 50 artists that looked unpromisingly eclectic on paper turns out to be a beguilingly unobvious mix.
Alex Grey's painting, ''Universal Mind Lattice,'' with its glowing emblem of neural circuitry set in a Christian altarpiece format, exemplifies hybrid, interfaith ''American Buddhism'' that some historians of religion see as the way of the future.