“The Liminal Gates”
The continuation of 'The Liminal State' series, 'The Liminal Gates' explores what
happens after the transcendence of death. Is it rebirth? Is it nirvana? Is it liberation? Is it
extinction? The Tibetan Book of the Dead tells us that there are six states of existence
between death and rebirth, what happens after? In Kristin Schattenfeld-Rein’s latest
exhibition, she explores this gloaming of what happens after you have moved through the six
bardo's of the Liminal State [This Life, Meditation, the Dream, Dying, Dharma & Existence]
and pass through The Liminal Gate. Physically the pieces are a blending of natural elements
(glass and sand) with unnatural and manmade mediums (paint and epoxy resin) to create a
visceral and textural journey through these gates.
“The Liminal Gate” is pushing further into the realm of death, rebirth & liberation. Exploring
what what happens after we die. To Schattenfeld-Rein, each step on this journey requires its
own color representation & tactility. The Tibetan Buddhists believe everything we do
requires our absolute attention in keeping with that idea each piece had its own intention and
focus. In other words, there is no easy way to pass through the liminal gate.
“The Liminal Gate” includes different representations of these concepts. According to the
artist, “The pieces adhere – just barely – to the convention of wall hangings, but they creep
past their edges, becoming sculptural and suggestive of something beyond the obvious. The
work is layer upon layer of varying materials adding and subtracting until a moment of grace
is achieved.”

Acid Tongue [through the gate]
2016
Glass, Resin & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
12.5"x12.5"

Side View
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Resin & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Acid Tongue [through the gate]
2016
Glass, Resin & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
12.5"x12.5"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Resin & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Acid Tongue [through the gate]
2016
Glass, Resin & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
12.5"x12.5"

Side View

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Resin, Gold Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Sold DotThis Must Be The Place [through the gate]
2016
Glass, Resin, Gold Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
17"x16"

Side View
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Resin, Gold Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Sold DotThis Must Be The Place [through the gate]
2016
Glass, Resin, Gold Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
17"x16"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Resin, Gold Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
This Must Be The Place [through the gate]
2016
Glass, Resin, Gold Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
17"x16"

Side View

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Mirrored Glass, Resin & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Between the Bars [the 2nd bardo]
2016
Glass, Mirrored Glass, Resin & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
15"x14"

Side View
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Mirrored Glass, Resin & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Between the Bars [the 2nd bardo]
2016
Glass, Mirrored Glass, Resin & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
15"x14"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Mirrored Glass, Resin & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Between the Bars [the 2nd bardo]
2016
Glass, Mirrored Glass, Resin & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
15"x14"

Side View

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Sand, Resin, Graphite Flake & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Things Fall Apart [the 6th bardo]
2016
Glass, Sand, Resin, Graphite Flake & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
12"x12"

Side View
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Sand, Resin, Graphite Flake & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Things Fall Apart [the 6th bardo]
2016
Glass, Sand, Resin, Graphite Flake & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
12"x12"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Sand, Resin, Graphite Flake & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Things Fall Apart [the 6th bardo]
2016
Glass, Sand, Resin, Graphite Flake & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
12"x12"

Installation View

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Resin & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
The Charging Sky [the 2nd bardo]
2016
Glass, Resin & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
16"x14"

Side View
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Resin & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
The Charging Sky [the 2nd bardo]
2016
Glass, Resin & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
16"x14"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Resin & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
The Charging Sky [the 2nd bardo]
2016
Glass, Resin & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
16"x14"

Side View

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Resin, Interference Powder & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Quartz [through the gate]
2016
Glass, Resin, Interference Powder & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
14"x14"

Installation View
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Resin, Interference Powder & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Quartz [through the gate]
2016
Glass, Resin, Interference Powder & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
14"x14"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Resin, Interference Powder & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Quartz [through the gate]
2016
Glass, Resin, Interference Powder & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
14"x14"

Detail of Side

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Gold Leaf, Gold Dust, Glass Shards, Oil & Acylic Ink on Birch Panel
Sold DotMelt Your Heart [the 5th bardo]
2016
Glass, Gold Leaf, Gold Dust, Glass Shards, Oil & Acylic Ink on Birch Panel
11"x7"

Side View
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Gold Leaf, Gold Dust, Glass Shards, Oil & Acylic Ink on Birch Panel
Sold DotMelt Your Heart [the 5th bardo]
2016
Glass, Gold Leaf, Gold Dust, Glass Shards, Oil & Acylic Ink on Birch Panel
11"x7"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Gold Leaf, Gold Dust, Glass Shards, Oil & Acylic Ink on Birch Panel
Sold DotMelt Your Heart [the 5th bardo]
2016
Glass, Gold Leaf, Gold Dust, Glass Shards, Oil & Acylic Ink on Birch Panel
11"x7"

Side View

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Sand, Resin, Gold Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Let It Be [the 6th bardo]
2016
Glass, Sand, Resin, Gold Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
15"x15"

Side View
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Sand, Resin, Gold Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Let It Be [the 6th bardo]
2016
Glass, Sand, Resin, Gold Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
15"x15"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Sand, Resin, Gold Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Let It Be [the 6th bardo]
2016
Glass, Sand, Resin, Gold Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
15"x15"

Side View

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Resin, Silver Dust, Interference, Gold Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One [the 1st bardo]
2016
Glass, Resin, Silver Dust, Interference, Gold Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
11"x10"

Side View
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Resin, Silver Dust, Interference, Gold Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One [the 1st bardo]
2016
Glass, Resin, Silver Dust, Interference, Gold Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
11"x10"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Resin, Silver Dust, Interference, Gold Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One [the 1st bardo]
2016
Glass, Resin, Silver Dust, Interference, Gold Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
11"x10"

Side View

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Resin, Gold Leaf, Gold Dust, Glass Shards, Oil & Enamel on Birch Panel
For J.L. Byars [the 5th bardo]
2016
Resin, Gold Leaf, Gold Dust, Glass Shards, Oil & Enamel on Birch Panel
11.5"x10"

Side View
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Resin, Gold Leaf, Gold Dust, Glass Shards, Oil & Enamel on Birch Panel
For J.L. Byars [the 5th bardo]
2016
Resin, Gold Leaf, Gold Dust, Glass Shards, Oil & Enamel on Birch Panel
11.5"x10"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Resin, Gold Leaf, Gold Dust, Glass Shards, Oil & Enamel on Birch Panel
For J.L. Byars [the 5th bardo]
2016
Resin, Gold Leaf, Gold Dust, Glass Shards, Oil & Enamel on Birch Panel
11.5"x10"

Side View

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Resin, Interference Powder & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Diamond Dogs [the 4th bardo]
2016
Glass, Resin, Interference Powder & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
16"x17"

Side View
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Resin, Interference Powder & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Diamond Dogs [the 4th bardo]
2016
Glass, Resin, Interference Powder & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
16"x17"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Resin, Interference Powder & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Diamond Dogs [the 4th bardo]
2016
Glass, Resin, Interference Powder & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
16"x17"

Side View

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Mirrored Glass, German Glitter Glass, Resin, Silver Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Dark Star [the 3rd bardo]
2016
Glass, Mirrored Glass, German Glitter Glass, Resin, Silver Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
6"x6"

Side View
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Mirrored Glass, German Glitter Glass, Resin, Silver Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Dark Star [the 3rd bardo]
2016
Glass, Mirrored Glass, German Glitter Glass, Resin, Silver Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
6"x6"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Mirrored Glass, German Glitter Glass, Resin, Silver Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Dark Star [the 3rd bardo]
2016
Glass, Mirrored Glass, German Glitter Glass, Resin, Silver Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
6"x6"

Side View

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Gold Leaf, Gold Dust, Glass Shards, Oil & Acylic Ink on Birch Panel
Born Secular [the 5th bardo]
2016
Glass, Gold Leaf, Gold Dust, Glass Shards, Oil & Acylic Ink on Birch Panel
7"x7"

Side View
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Gold Leaf, Gold Dust, Glass Shards, Oil & Acylic Ink on Birch Panel
Born Secular [the 5th bardo]
2016
Glass, Gold Leaf, Gold Dust, Glass Shards, Oil & Acylic Ink on Birch Panel
7"x7"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Gold Leaf, Gold Dust, Glass Shards, Oil & Acylic Ink on Birch Panel
Born Secular [the 5th bardo]
2016
Glass, Gold Leaf, Gold Dust, Glass Shards, Oil & Acylic Ink on Birch Panel
7"x7"

Side View

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Mirrored Glass, German Glitter Glass, Resin, Silver Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Sold DotIn Rainbows [the 3rd bardo]
2016
Glass, Mirrored Glass, German Glitter Glass, Resin, Silver Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
12"x10"

Side View
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Mirrored Glass, German Glitter Glass, Resin, Silver Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Sold DotIn Rainbows [the 3rd bardo]
2016
Glass, Mirrored Glass, German Glitter Glass, Resin, Silver Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
12"x10"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein The Liminal Gates Glass, Mirrored Glass, German Glitter Glass, Resin, Silver Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
Sold DotIn Rainbows [the 3rd bardo]
2016
Glass, Mirrored Glass, German Glitter Glass, Resin, Silver Dust & Acrylic Ink on Birch Panel
12"x10"

Side View

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