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February 28, 2021 – April 25, 2021

Rain Shadow

Artist Multiple Artists

Rain Shadow What moves?

Jonathan Forrest, Todd Gronsdahl, lessLIE, lichen with Natassia Davies and Danielle Stevenson, Jerry Pethick, Anne Ramsden, Charlene Vickers, and Eliot White-Hill Kwulasultun

A rain shadow is darkness inverted.

Storm clouds buttress themselves against windward slopes, releasing precipitation before dissipating over summits and across leeward landscapes The western shores of Vancouver Island and the mainland become saturated, while unburdened clouds scatter lightly and interact with other weather patterns over the island’s eastern coastline. Here on Snuneymuxw territory, this effect manifests in a mix of sunshine, periodic showers, and an abundance of rainbows.

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Nanaimo Art Gallery is situated in the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of Snuneymuxw First Nations, and we are grateful to operate on Snuneymuxw territory.