The AEC in Covington, KY will present the exhibition “A Retelling” which presents work by artists Brian Harmon, McCrystle Wood and Billy Renkl. The opening reception will be held on Februray 3, 2012 from 6pm to 10pm and the exhibit will run through March 9, 2012. This exhibition, curated by Katie Rentzke, brings together three different artists that have three very different mediums and platforms of expression. Yet, all their work speaks to the concept of personal story and the identity we find in those stories.
Billy Renkl is a native of Alabama who holds an MFA in drawing from the University of South Carolina and currently teaches drawing at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. Billy uses retired images from textbooks, maps, cards, sheet music, letters, and other documents to create poetic collages with a botanical undertone. All of these materials are reassembled to evoke a deeper meaning than the original objective use of the document, hoping to evoke a sense of personal story.