Lettie Jane Rennekamp: They May Help Mediate With Spirits

In the Backroom:

They May Help Mediate With Spirits: A Show of Masks
Lettie Jane Rennekamp
September 4 – 28, 2008

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Lettie Jane Rennekamp creates objects and paintings infused with pattern and time. Her most recent series of works for They May Help Mediate With Spirits, is a collection of painted masks intended to aid the viewer in contacting and accessing the supernatural. Each mask is forged with a specific power derived from the palette and the materials used to make it. The viewer is asked to open their mind and eyes, allowing the mask to perhaps show them the psychic structures circulating through their life and time.

Rennekamp was born in 1982 in Louisville, Kentucky. She received her BFA in Printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2005. She currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon.