December 14, 2019
Opening Reception Friday, December 13 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
EMILY PEACOCK: Awake and Breathing Hard will welcome visitors into the world of multimedia artist Emily Peacock, whose work explores issues of identity, intimacy, loss, motherhood, protection and safety. She also addresses her battles with Postpartum depression, a public health issue that affects 10 to 15 percent of mothers. By talking with new mothers and making visual work for a public audience, Peacock encourages women to open up about their experiences without fear or shame and start to de-stigmatize this disorder. This exhibition will be driven by autobiographical explorations through photography, sculpture, and video works.
Born in Port Arthur, Texas, Peacock earned her degree at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and her Masters at the University of Houston. Her work has been exhibited in exhibitions at galleries and art spaces including the Houston Center for Photography, Art League Houston, Lawndale Art Center, Anzenberger Gallery in Vienna, Austria, the Galveston Arts Center, and Blue Star Lab in San Antonio, among others. She is currently a professor at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and lives in Houston, Texas. Her work is included in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
This exhibition is generously funded in part by the City of Beaumont, the Wesley W. Washburn M.D. and Lulu L. Smith, M.D. Endowment Fund, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers Charitable Foundation.