FARRAR HOOD CUSOMATO: FRONTIER
Space 204 (Vanderbilt University) / 1204 25th Ave. S., E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center February 16 - March 17th
Farrar Hood Cusomato
I consider the natural world to symbolize a bridge between physical reality and a parallel spiritual world that is always present, but most often exists beyond the visible. The naturalistic settings or references to nature within my paintings serve to present this personal spiritual foundation, but also reflect the cyclical aspects of growth and evolution presented by the life experience. Through loose narrative imagery, I investigate the notion of balancing multiple worlds of experience while navigating time and temporality, discord, and eventual transition and upheaval. Fabric, quilts, or other traditional crafted artworks with elements of pattern and design are often used as subjects and coalesce with the natural elements to symbolize a psychological state, awareness, or femininity.
Farrar Hood Cusomato received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts from the University of the South, Sewanee, TN. She received a Masters in Fine Arts with a concentration in painting and a Masters in the History of Art and Design from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. She is currently a senior lecturer at Vanderbilt University while her home and studio are in Centerville, TN. Her work has been exhibited nationally in group and solo exhibitions.
Image: Farrar Hood Cusomato, Meditaton, 2016, oil on wood panel, 48" x 36"
Gallery Hours: M-F 10am-4pm // All exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.