Oct 18, 2017
Renee Stout is a visual artist who explores the mystical and rhythmic planes of existence. Her assemblages combine painting, sculpture, found objects, vintage photographs, ancient symbols, herbs and potions, and remnants of stories and letters. Her mixed-media, multi-sensory installations delve into spiritualism, soothsaying, magic and spells. She creates fictional narratives with imaginary characters derived from alter egos that trace her personal history and address contemporary issues of community strife and healing. Her work has been exhibited internationally and at the National Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African Art, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Smithsonian Institution American Art Museum. Renee is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.
This episode is perfect for anyone interested in the conjuring of mystical powers and the life of a contemporary visual artist.
IN THIS EPISODE
Renee explains her art and what viewers would see at one of her exhibits.
After the conversation, host Mark Peres adds a personal word that begins this way, "When I hear Renee Stout talk about spirits and music and spells, I'm brought back to the street of Rio de Janeiro watching African-Brazilian women in white crinoline dresses..."