Trine Bumiller: Stations of the Cross

January 15, 2019

Regis University opens its Northwest Denver Campus art gallery to Denver artist Trine Bumiller for a month beginning today. An opening reception for "Stations of the Cross" will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 24. Bumiller will give a gallery talk at 7 p.m., Jan. 31.

Bumiller learned about the Christian devotional practice called The Stations of the Cross at a residency program several years ago. She was impressed with the idea of depicting the moments of Jesus’ last day in a series of 14 abstract canvases. Many artists choose to depict these scenes with images of Jesus and the cross. Bumiller, instead, uses images of nature.  She believes that even without recognizable imagery, the pieces depict the emotional depth of the historic event.

“In my piece, trees and branches take the place of figures and events. They are mostly bare, exposing their structure and existence, rooted in the ground, reaching toward the sky,” Bumiller said.

This is the first time these paintings have been shown publicly.

Bumiller explores the relationship between memory and experience through paintings and installations that balance on the edge of environmental issues and abstraction. 

Established in 1877, Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. One of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation, Regis has four campus locations in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs and extensive online program offerings with more than 11,000 enrolled students. For more information, visit www.regis.edu.