Renée Stout: In the Parallel Universe, Part 3

Photo of a woman standing against a blank wall, with a long shadow behind her.
Renée Stout. Photograph by the artist.

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The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art is proud to present the Farley Moody Galbraith Endowed Exhibition for 2020, Renée Stout: In the Parallel Universe, Part 3.

The exhibition opened with two events on Thursday, Feb. 27:  a gallery talk by the artist at 11:30 a.m. and an opening reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., both in 103 Garland Hall.

Renée Stout is a contemporary American artist who produces assemblage artworks: paintings, drawings, mixed media sculpture, photography and installation. She originally trained as a painter at Carnegie Mellon University. Stout moved to Washington, D.C. in 1985 where she began to explore her African American heritage, specifically African-derived folk beliefs. The African diaspora, daily life in her D.C. neighborhood and current events inspire her creations. Stout’s work encourages self-examination, introspection, self-healing and hope.

Renée Stout is a recipient of the Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award (2018), Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize (2012), David C. Driskell Prize (2010), Joan Mitchell Award (2005), Pollock Krasner Foundation Award (1991 & 1999), Anonymous Was a Woman Award (1999) and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (1993). Stout was the first American artist to exhibit in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. Her work is included in such collections as Afrika Museum (Netherlands), Baltimore Museum of Art, High Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, San Francisco Museum of Fine Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. This exhibition follows When 6 is 9: Visions of a Parallel Universe at Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, D.C. (2018) and Funk Dreamscapes from the Invisible Parallel Universe at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wis. (2018).

Funding support for the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art comes from the department of art and art history and the College of Arts and Sciences. Additional support comes from the Farley Moody Galbraith Endowed Exhibition Fund. For further information, contact the gallery at 348-1891 or check our webpage