What: Exhibition opening reception for Helena Raya Violeta, Bardo Technology
Where: Alumni Gallery, Texas Building, campus of Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
When: Reception Thursday, May 16, 2013, 6:00-9:00 p.m., exhibit runs May 2 – August 9, 2013
RMCAD is pleased to celebrate the opening of painting alumni Helena Raya Violeta’s exhibition Bardo Technology. The reception will be held Thursday, May 16, 2013, 6:00-9:00 p.m. in RMCAD’s Alumni Gallery. The exhibit will be on display through August 9, 2013.
The body of work is a reflection of Violeta’s experience in different Bardo states.
"BARDO- 'in-between state' already in Hīnayāna and Mahāyāna works of around the second century there are indications of a concept state that connects the death of an individual with their following rebirth. This conception was further elaborated in the teachings of the Vajrayāna. In the Nāro Choödrug and in the Bardo Thödol, six kinds of in-between states were differentiated: (1) the bardo of birth, (2) dream bardo, (3) bardo of meditation (dhyãna), (4) bardo of the moment of death, (5) bardo of supreme reality (dharmata), and (6) bardo of becoming. While the first three bardos characterize the present life as a phase of "suspended states", the last three bardos encompass the forty-nine-day-long process of death and rebirth."
The Shambhala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen
Shambhala Publications, Inc. 1991
Thursday, May 16, 2013