Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will host an artist lecture with Renée Stout in conjunction with the new exhibition Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman, Sunday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m. Stout will discuss the people, places, and things that influenced the works featured in the exhibition.
The African-derived folk beliefs of hoodoo and conjuring are explored in Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman. Featuring Stout’s multimedia works, the exhibition, on view through May 17, 2014, brings together painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, glassblowing, installation, and compelling storytelling.
With origins in herbal medicine, root work, and a belief in the spiritual attributes of plants and animals, hoodoo has been passed down through generations from slavery to the present. Through an arresting body of works of art, which are intricate and detailed, Stout expresses the magical trait of the conjure woman: the ability to see the world through two sets of eyes — one on the physical realm, the other on the spiritual.
A reception will follow the lecture. The Museum is located at 350 Spelman Lane SW, Atlanta GA 30314 (GPS address: 440 Westview Drive, S.W. Atlanta 30310). The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 404-270-5607.