Katie Gingrass Gallery

Stephanie Barenz

My work concentrates on the act of moving between locations and how it can transform our relationship wit the practice of everyday living. This shifting from place to place has the ability to grasp the three divisions of time through the phenomena of memory, place and imagination. It is based on the idea that dwelling poetically and the act of creating move one towards the personal and the universal. This causes an awareness of not only one’s morality but of their mortality. The majority of the images come from traveling between small rural towns and large cities in the Midwest. The works are created using the process of painting, drawing, drafting and printmaking.".