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The purpose of this site is to offer students in Mr. Wright's classes at the Academic Magnet High School a place to share their insights and interpretations of works created by the artist, Renee Stout, for the Halsey Institute's exhibition, Tales of the Conjure Woman.
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Tales of the Conjure Woman

Installation at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
October 18 - December 14, 2013

The exhibition will feature recent work by Washington, DC-based Renée Stout, who is best known for her exploration of vestigial retentions of African cultural traditions as manifested in contemporary America. For many years, the artist has used the alter ego Fatima Mayfield, a fictitious herbalist/fortuneteller, as a vehicle to role-play and confront issues such as romantic relationships, social ills, or financial woes in a way that is open, creative, and humorous. The exhibition focuses on the artist’s assumed role through an array of works in various media. As Stout explains, “The common thread running through bodies of my work of the past several years is the continuing need for self-discovery and the need to understand and make sense of human motives and the way we relate and respond to each other.” Click here to visit the exhibition site.



CLICK HERE TO READ STUDENT'S EKPHRASTIC RESPONSES TO RENEE STOUT'S ARTWORK!

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Mr. Wright's students meet Renee Stout at the Halsey Gallery