Renée Rendine: Billow
April 2, 7 p.m.
Drawing on the labor of insects as a metaphor for human behavior, Renée Rendine's work poetically addresses themes of metamorphosis, growth, and decay. Her work typically involves sculptural, cocoon-like costumes—constructed from man-made materials and laboriously woven, braided, or sewn—which the artist inhabits and transfigures through repetitive action. In a new performance titled billow, Rendine will use movement and moisture to transform an aqueous structure that will fill the North Atrium.
Renée Rendine received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She was the recipient of a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship in 2000, and awarded a fellowship to study in Italy by the Atlantic Center for the Arts the same year. Her work has been shown at Ethan Cohen Gallery in Beacon, New York, Arlington Arts Center, Kim Foster Gallery in New York, and Hemphill Fine Arts in Washington, D.C. Publications include Sculpture Magazine, Surface Design Journal, The New York Times, and the Washington Post. Rendine currently teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.
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