Make time by:
This body of work began as an exploration of materials relating to daily rituals and routines. Bringing light to these discarded objects, I regard them as both collective detritus and evidence of time spent. By hand-stitching each element together, the work becomes a physical record of time first through the material and its original use and again through the practice of sewing. Through quantity and repetition the material is transformed into something else entirely. The large sewn panels constructed from hundreds of individual sheets become an indefinite quilted calendar."
Youngest of three children, Rena Detrixhe was born and raised in western Kansas where she spent her childhood exploring the world surrounding her family’s limestone home outside of Russell. She received a BFA in Expanded Media from the University of Kansas in 2013 and currently lives and works in Kansas City. Detrixhe's contemplative works combine everyday materials to create intricate objects and site-specific installations. She has received numerous fine art scholarships and awards including a scholarship to attend the prestigious art school at Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea. She is currently a resident of the 2014-2015 Charlotte Street studio residency program.
Opening Reception on Friday, December 5th, 6:00-10:00pm
Closing Reception + Beer Tasting on Saturday, December 27th, 7:00-11:00pm