Renata Philippe, the artist behind Black Squirrel Company, looked to her past endeavors for inspiration in her first exhibit “Her Path to Afro-Futurism”. With pieces from various mediums like gouache, gold gild, and hand appliquéd quilts, Renata felt set free from the restriction that once bound her as a network engineer.
Each piece stands independent in the collection telling its own story along the path. The collection has sewn organic forms finding stability in African wax cloth and painted limbs fused with gold. Renata illustrates and celebrates the uniqueness and innovation of African American culture.
The small exhibit will run at FACES in Denton, Md. March 6 through April 24, 2021. Many of the pieces are for sale.
FACES hours: Thursday, 12-4:00pm, Friday, 12-4:00pm, Saturday, 12-4:00pm Contact: Kathleen McCulloch Phone: 443-448-4611 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org