05 May – 29 May 2021
Jen Bowmast’s practice combines sculpture, installation and performance to explore the position of the artist as querent, and real and imagined relationships between people, objects, materials and space. It proposes that art can be a way to connect with other realms of experience, interpret a vision – or the idea of a vision – or be a mode of knowledge in itself. Objects, ontologically floating as artefacts and channels for intention, are offered as transitional objects between one place and another.
Bowmast lives in Ōtautahi Christchurch where she completed an MFA at the University of Canterbury in 2018. Her work has been included in the Arte Laguna Prize (Venice) in 2017, and the Royal Academy of Arts (London) Summer Exhibition 2020. She participated in the 2019 Taitung County Artists Exchange Programme in Taiwan, was an Asia New Zealand Arts Practitioner Fund grant recipient in 2020, and contributed to the Speaking Surfaces project at ST PAUL St Gallery in 2020.