Vanderbilt’s Department of Art presents Farrar Hood Cusomato’s “Frontier”
Farrar Hood Cusomato
February 23, 2017
February 16 – March 17, 2017
Space 204 Gallery
E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center
The Department of Art
1204 25th Avenue South(at Garland Ave.)
All exhibitions and receptions are free
and open to the public.
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.