Concurrent Solo Exhibits – Jessie Renew and CJ Howard
Retrofits is a collection of interactive, mixed media compositions by artist, designer, and illustrator, Jessie Renew. She finds discarded objects in thrift stores, at estate sales, and in trash piles and repurposes them into three-dimensional collages. Some pieces include interactive features, switches, and changeable parts.
Holy Humxns by CJ Howard is a series of life-size oil paintings that celebrate matriarchs and artists. These powerful and complex human beings are raising children, fighting for justice, working to pay the bills, and pursuing their own creativity every day. They deserve to be celebrated and commemorated for their work, their love, their passion, and their existence.
The artists will host a free reception at the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 8.
The exhibitions are on view July 6-30.