Jen Bowmast: When the Veil is Thin

Jen Bowmast: When the Veil is Thin


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Join artist Jen Bowmast and curator Melanie Oliver to discuss the new installation, When the Veil is Thin, which explores traditions of divination, alternative belief systems and spirituality.

Ōtautahi artist Jen Bowmast celebrates traditions of spirituality and seasonal lore with an evocative new sculptural installation. Using symbols and ideas common to the Samhain and Yule festivals in the pagan Wheel of the Year, relating to those who believe nature is sacred, Bowmast harnesses intangible energies and considers other ways of understanding the world and its many dimensions. Smoke signals the transition of matter to spirit, harvest wreaths offer protection over the Gallery, and Bowmast reveals how we seek guidance from the spiritual realms for an uncertain future. As the season changes, the project will too, with a new iteration in December launching alongside an artist book and other festivities.

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