EMILY STOKES: TENDING TOWARD GRAZING
Gallery 121 (Belmont University) / 1900 Belmont Blvd. September 24 - October 25th
Emily Stokes is an artist-educator living in a largely Reformed pocket of Iowa. Her work addresses narrative and recurrent iconography to investigate the rural vernacular culture that shapes our country's identity. Stokes uses symbols, such as haystacks or lambs, to tell the stories of a landscape that is faced with political, religious, and demographic shifts, but also resourceful in its response. This exhibition includes sculptural and two-dimensional prints that have been mounted onto shaped wood, as well as imagery that meshes acrylic painting with digital imaging.