Monday, June 23, 2014

Artist Talk: Renée Stout and Odinga Tyehimba

Renée Stout and Odinga Tyehimba, Lay Your Hand on the Radio (detail), 2014, 
wood, paint, glass, found technological parts, and metal leaf, approx. 70 x 60 x 30 inches 
Greater Reston Arts Center presents an artist talk with Renée Stout and Odinga Tyehimba examining their current exhibition, Incubator, at the Center. The talk will take place at 7:00pm on June 26 at the gallery, located in Reston Town Center. The talk is free and open to the public.

Incubator is a collaborative project pairing Washington, DC-based Renée Stout with self-taught artist Odinga Tyehimba, who hails from Durham, North Carolina. In addition to a mutual interest in African spirituality and ritual objects, Stout and Tyehimba share a fascination with radio and cell phone towers, electrical generators, circuit boards and other objects representing the transference of power or information. Their unique shrines, diagrams, and machines are informed by sources as diverse as contemporary video games and global sociopolitical events. Suggesting a post-apocalyptic alternate reality, their works beckon us to consider the shifting balance of power in this world, and our direction within it.

Greater Reston Arts Center  12001 Market Street, Suite 103, Reston, VA 20190, 703.471.9242 Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm 


Located in Reston Town Center and celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Greater Reston Arts Center is dedicated to enriching community life by promoting involvement and excellence in the visual arts. Its gallery showcases exceptional emerging and established artists from the mid-Atlantic region and beyond; its GRACE Art program delivers art enrichment experiences in over 40 schools regionally, impacting over 20,000 students; and its annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is among the top such events in the country. 

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