Renée Stout: In the Parallel Universe, Part 3
February 27 – April 10, 2020
Opening reception, Thursday, February 27, 5-7 pm
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. Works inspired by 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), a Joan Mitchell Award (2005), The Pollock Krasner Foundation Award (1991 & 1999), the Anonymous Was a Woman Award (1999) and The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (1993). 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).
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