This ephemeral, site-specific installation invokes inherent stories with Oklahoma soil, repetitive processes, and found ubiquitous forms.
The KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice is pleased to present Red Dirt Rug by Rena Detrixhe. This ephemeral, site-specific installation invokes the inherent stories within Oklahoma soil, repetitive processes, and found ubiquitous forms. Born in Kansas, Detrixhe received her BFA at the University of Kansas. Since then her work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions.
Detrixhe participated in the Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Residency Program in Kansas City and is a current fellow at the Tulsa Artist Fellowship in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “This rich red earth is the land of the Dust Bowl, the end of the Trail of Tears, land runs and pipelines, deep fault lines and hydraulic Fracturing. There is immense beauty and pride in this place and also profound sorrow. The refining and sifting of the soil and the imprinting of the pattern is a meditation on this past, a gesture of sensitivity, and the desire for understanding.”
2017/10/01 - 2017/10/28
Additional time info:
The Opening reception is Friday, September 1 from 6-8 p.m.
Public Program: The gallery walk-through with the artist is October 27 at 6:30 p.m.
KCAI Crossroads Gallery is open from noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Saturday by appointment.