polYESter! Exhibition and Collective Mending Sessions Workshop
April 8 - May 5, 2019
Public Space One - Iowa City, IA
Reception: Saturday, April 13 - 5-7pm
Collective Mending Session: Saturday, April 13 - 1-3pm (Space Limited) Sign up here: http://www.publicspaceone.com/events/mending-session
Join me (Ames-based artist Catherine Reinhart) for an exhibition of my Leisure Suit Series and a mending workshop at the fantastic Public Space One!
See me at 1:34 talking about the power of liminal spaces and how motherhood shifted my perspective.
Power of Place at the Spencer Museum of Art - Lawrence, KS
It was a supreme pleasure to attend my first Museum show at one of my favorite places, the Spencer Museum of Art. From opening remarks which acknowledged the history of the University of Kansas with an emphasis on it’s Native History to a packed house for the reception, the night was inspired.
On Thursday I served on one of two panels entitled Visualizing Place with other fantastic KU alumni artists.
Find the Live Stream of the Panels on the Spencer Museum of Arts YouTube channel
Two works included in this exhibition: Manifold Landscapes (drawing) and Patience Corners (fiber).
Honored to be counted among the 30 Alumni Artists. A small (humbled) fish in a great, big art world.
What a pleasure to be given a platform to share the work I believe in. Thanks all around - University of Kansas, my husband and kids, the Spencer Museum of Art, and Lawrence, KS!
See some of my favorites:
Caregivers have a unique power to provide comfort, ease suffering and connect people. Through the repetitive manipulation of individual threads from a discarded polyester quilt, Ames artist Catherine Reinhart seeks to mimic the ritual actions and deep consideration caregivers provide to their community, ultimately restoring value and breathing new life into a once forgotten object.
Art at the Library: Leisure Suit Series
February 1 to April 30, 2019
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
State Law Library, State Capitol, 1007 Grand Avenue, Des Moines
Free and open to the public
Wow, it has been a week.
Currently, waiting for labels to print for a last minuet exhibit at Morning Bell. I will install about 10 works tomorrow from Common Threads and my quilt drawings series.
So I walk into the marvelous Morning Bell LAST WEEK and Nadav says “ Want to hang your work now?” He kindly mentioned my previous attempts at selling work (thanks for watching my posts Morning Bell!) and suggested having these up during the holidays might move ‘em.
So I say yes. Framing and labels commence. Stop by for a drink and buy some art.
Tomorrow between the hours of 3-5pm (just like the electrician) I will have legitimate Art shippers come…..
to my studio…….
to pack up my work……….
for my first museum show………
Way back. On Tuesday :)
I traveled to the wonderful Graceland University to give a workshop for the A Collection of Gestures exhibition. This is a group show centering around social practices.
It was divine. Thanks for having me. Images to come.
Today was studio and image prep day. While applying for an (awesome!) show, I found out that we could only submit one image. At first I was discouraged because my works would benefit from multiple images.
However, I edited the views together into one jpeg and ….
I LOVE THEM!
Shop Small this 2018 Season!
Hats off to my first attempt selling work on the Saturday Shop Small movement.
Two featured Series:
Leisure Suit Series & Quilt Block Drawings
Quilt Block Drawings
These fantastic little drawings were a blast to make. I am selling 10 of them this season. At $50 unframed and $75 framed, these gems are a steal.
They were created in response to research into the Spencer Museum of Art’s textile collection. When going through the collection I was particularly intrigued by the way they were stored. In clam shell boxes you could see through the blocks as the stack pieces created unique compositions.
This 500+ collection of Quilt Blocks gifted to the Spencer Museum by Carrie Hall in the 1930’s, is a comprehensive taxonomy of quilt block designs.
Shop Small. Support Local. Buy Art.
This group exhibition brings together three socially engaged artists that collectively address ideas of collaboration, landscape intervention, shared mending, and education.
The exhibition is open now and runs through December 13 in the Constance Gallery.
Gallery hours are 9 – 5 Monday – Friday. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Please contact Karen Gergely at Gergely1@graceland.edu for more information.
Spelled out in french knots, one side says breastFED, the other bottleFED. Bootle and breast are sewn atop one another referencing the confusing experience of navigating opinions, research, and judgement. FED is in bold, stating fed babies are the important thing, no matter which path is chosen.
to set a place is a new work made of two found placemats with embroidered text of ‘the orphan’ and ‘the foreigner’. This socially engaged work will be displayed in galleries and will travel into peoples homes. This works intention is to reflect on what it means to be hospitable and what it looks like to set a place for ‘the other’. Included with this work is a notebook filled with prompts and the reflections of previous participants.
To inquire about hosting this work in your home, workplace, or gallery please contact Catherine Reinhart at email@example.com.
polYESter Reception: Thursday, October 18 6-8pm. Pioneer Room, ISU Memorial Union
I am so honored to have my work up in the ISU Memorial Union Galleries. The reception will be this Thursday, October 18th form 6-8pm in conjunction with the Studies in Creativity Exhibition.
Back in the day, as a studio art student at Iowa State, my work was included in the annual Studies in Creativity exhibition. It was an honor and one of the first lines on my CV.
It is such a pleasure to see the work of the students here at Iowa State. I have had several talented young artists pass through my professional studio in the past 5 or so years. It has been a gratifying and fulfilling experience to encourage and equip young artists as they start to make their mark on the world. It is my hope that through my mentorship, these talented humans gain knowledge and are encouraged to make meaningful work in a society which fails to support their creativity.
sob, sob - end of sappy exposition
In May, I traveled to a week long artist residency in Ogallala, NE at the Cedar Point Biological Station.
Not only did I drive so far ( 7 hours +) to be in the Mountain Time Zone, I had philosophical conversations with a geologist about cartography, deep - time, and history of the sandhills to begin. I got lost for a day in the slopping and barren landscape of the sandhills, used the woodpile to mark drawing with sticks of cedar, discovered silk birding nets, and created drawings, weavings about topography.
Tablet Weavings created in response to visiting the Sandhills in far west Nebraska. The twists in the band weavings are a direct result of the diagonal structure of the weavings. These simulate the visual appearance of the Sandhills and their shadows cast through the duration of the day.
These weavings also relate to the water. Perhaps me next weavings will be about the water.
Colors: murkey green and gray.
I took these weavings "out".
They might be the beginning of something.
That wind though... One of my favorite things was to listen to it roll around the canyon as I stood on top. I had always read those cheesy description about listening to the wind "blow through the leaves". However, hearing the sound bounce through the canyon and travel behind and around me was an incredible experience of feeling my body in relation to the landscapes.
Above: wearing my weavings.
Bricks & Blocks Exhibition: Catherine Reinhart
April 16 - May 25, 2018
Grinnell Arts Center - Grinnell, IA
Opening Reception: April 21, 2018 , 5 - 6:30pm
The exhibit features a solo exhibition of fiber works, and a site - responsive installation created in partnership with the Grinnell Arts Council. The installation will be created at the reception and be available to be moved, stacked, and investigated by any visitors.