Visible Man: Art and Black Male Subjectivity

Visible Man: Art and Black Male Subjectivity

Harvey B. Gantt Center

January 28 - April 24, 2022

Renée Stout has been included in Visible Man: Art and Black Male Subjectivity, a show organized by Bowling Green State University Fine Arts Center Galleries and curated by Michael D. Harris, PhD.  The exhibition offers a creative look at the complexity of African-American males through cultural, racialized, and personal lenses.

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As Galleries Return to Normal, One Group Show Thinks Big

As Galleries Return to Normal, One Group Show Thinks Big

For OPEN on K, Hemphill in Washington D.C. asked artists to bring their biggest ideas.

Hyperallergic
By Kriston Capps
November 11, 2021.

For Open on K, Hemphill asked artists to bring their biggest ideas. That’s a promising gallery provocation for this moment of return to not-quite-normalcy. Rush Baker appears to have found urgent inspiration in the Black Lives Matter protests for racial justice in the summer of 2020, but his paintings also point indirectly to the inchoate rage of the January 6 insurrection, with which the United States has yet to reckon. Many other artists — and many of the rest of us — spent months looking inward. Stepping back into the gallery after so many months of not seeing or showing or socializing marks an important moment, one in which we may see what’s changed.

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Visible Man: Art and Black Male Subjectivity

Visible Man: Art and Black Male Subjectivity

BGSU: Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery | September 24 - November 7, 2021

HEMPHILL is pleased to announce Renée Stout's inclusion in Visible Man: Art and Black Male Subjectivity, at the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery at Bolling Green State University in Bolling Green, Ohio. 

A premier exhibition of contemporary African-American artists will be the cornerstone of Visible Man: Art and Black Male Subjectivity, hosted in the BGSU School of Art Galleries in fall 2021. Curated by respected art expert Michael Harris, an Emory University art history professor and a 1971 BGSU School of Art graduate, the exhibition will present a creative look at the complexity of Black males through cultural, racial and personal lenses as expressed by women and men of color.

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Artists on Artists to Watch, and Maybe Even Collect

Artists on Artists to Watch, and Maybe Even Collect

Noor Brara for the New York Times T Magazine | June 14, 2021.

"The best direction one could give to someone interested in expanding their knowledge of contemporary art is to pay attention to what artists are paying attention to; artists always know before everyone else does...

Sean Scully: Renée Stout, 63

Renée is a wonderful artist and a very good friend of mine. She had a show a few years ago in my space [Sean Scully Studio]. Her work can be categorized somewhere between baroque, mystical and confessional painting. I’ve got one piece of hers that depicts a ball of fire in the night sky. It’s very beautiful. She is influenced by the idea of Fluxus — objects that have a memory attached to them. Her work is very emotional and not particularly in tune with what’s fashionable, though of course now that’s changing so fast, and who even knows what it is anymore. Renée has a kind of tender stoicism. I’m very fond of her."

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Defining Diaspora: 21st Century Developments in Art of the African Diaspora

Defining Diaspora: 21st Century Developments in Art of the African Diaspora

James A. Porter Colloquium: Friday, April 16, 2021 | 4:30pm–6:00pm

Floyd W. Coleman Sr. Distinguished Lecture

Renée Stout, Washington, DC

Thank You for Talking to Me Africa: Trusting the Voice Within

Renée Stout is a painter and sculptor based in Washington, DC. Her work is in the collections of many museums across the country, including the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. She is the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women's Caucus for Art, the 2020 Adolph and Ester Gottlieb Foundation Award, and the Virginia A. Groot Foundation Award.

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"Celebrating Women Artists in the Phillips Collection," September 24 - December 27, 2020.

"Celebrating Women Artists in the Phillips Collection," September 24 - December 27, 2020.

The Phillips Collection is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment with an online viewing of artwork from the permanent collection.

The exhibition will include works from seven women artists and recipients of the Anonymous Was a Woman (AWAW) Award, including Renée Stout.

Read "Celebrating Women Artists in the Phillips Collection" here.

Renée Stout

Renée Stout

The Halsey presents a virtual group exhibition: finding their place

08/19/20

by Gabriela Capestany, Charleston City Paper

Renée Stout

Renée Stout

That Long Distance Call: Renée Stout and the Blues

08/18/2020

by Jeremy Ney

Hemphill Coloring Book

Hemphill Coloring Book

by HEMPHILL

07/15/2020

This coloring book was created during the shelter-in-place period of 2020. Thanks to the artists for their participation and inspiration. Art endures and so will we. Be well and thank you for continued support. 

Renée Stout

Renée Stout

The Sculptures Embodying Women's Unpaid Work

09/12/2019

by Sheila Wickouski, Ms. Magazine

Renée Stout

Renée Stout

The Phillips Collection has acquired three significant works by Renée Stout.

Renée Stout

Renée Stout

In the galleries: Renee Stout’s fiery visions draw inspiration from Jimi Hendrix

December 7, 2018

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

Renée Stout

Renée Stout

At Hemphill Fine Arts, A Peek Into the Cosmic Universe of Renée Stout

November 20, 2018

Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

Renée Stout

Renée Stout

Renee Stout Explains the How and Hoodoo in When 6 is 9, Her Newest Solo Show at Hemphill Fine Arts

October 9, 2018

Lyric Prince, Sugarcane Magazine

Renée Stout and Julie Wolfe at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Renée Stout and Julie Wolfe at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Hand-Copying the Constitution and Other Responses to Trump

July 6, 2018

Thomas Micchelli, Hyperallergic

Renée Stout

Renée Stout

Women's Caucus for Art Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Renée Stout

February 23, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the Women's Caucus for Art (WCA) is presenting the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award to Lee Bontecou, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Gloria Orenstein, and Renée Stout.

 

35 Days

35 Days

35 Days

June 24, 2017

Stephanie Rudig, Washington City Paper

"This isn’t just a Color School roundup, however: The show includes artists deploying color to completely different ends, like the trippy pattern-based work of Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, as well as some varying landscape photography artists like Anne Rowland and William Christenberry."

Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

Local Artist Conjures Distant Cultures To Examine Human Condition

March 1, 2016

Kate Oczypok, The Washington Diplomat

"The show includes intriguing, ethereal objects and tools of the trade for a high priestess."

Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

Women’s artwork is never done

February 25, 2016

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"Although Stout’s African heritage is central to her artistic vision, 'Tales of the Conjure Woman' also invokes the power of women’s traditional roles: maker, healer, counselor, seductress."

Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

'Reneé Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman' at the American University Museum, Reviewed

February 12, 2016

Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

"'Tales of the Conjure Woman,' a sprawling survey of new work by the artist, marries the rootworker’s art with modernism."

Renée Stout: Wild World

Renée Stout: Wild World

In the galleries: D.C. artist summons the supernatural in the everyday

December 11, 2015

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"The lights are low at Hemphill Fine Arts, as if in preparation for a seance. What sort of creature Renee Stout’s eerie 'Wild World' might summon from the darkness, though, is impossible to predict."

Renée Stout: Wild World

Renée Stout: Wild World

"Renée Stout: Wild World" at Hemphill Fine Arts

October 2, 2015

Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

"'Wild World,' the artist’s fifth solo show at Hemphill, envisions a steampunk universe that—bear with me—has nothing to do with Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, polished brass, or even Europe for that matter. Stout’s found a portal to a place that blends hoodoo and Santería with gadgets and gizmos.

REPRESENT

REPRESENT

At Hemphill Fine Arts, a retrospective show that's bigger than the gallery

November 15, 2013

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"Several mini-shows nestle within “Represent,” Hemphill Fine Arts’s 20th-anniversary exhibition."

Renée Stout: The House of Chance and Mischief

Renée Stout: The House of Chance and Mischief

Renee Stout explores a dream in 'The House of Chance and Mischief'

October 14, 2010

Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post

"If it sounds like a straightforward, if slightly poetic, definition of the human subconscious, that's pretty much what it is. The architectural structure Stout refers to is a metaphor taken from an old, recurring dream of hers, in which the artist would find herself wandering through a familiar-looking house whose inner doors opened onto rooms she never knew existed."