Stephen F. Austin State University


Works of Houston artist Peacock showing at Cole Art Center

February 20, 2015
Emily Peacock's "Refrigerate Until Served" is among the works featured in the exhibition "Emily Peacock: Soft Diet," showing at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The exhibition "Emily Peacock: Soft Diet" will show Feb. 25 through April 11 in the Hallway Reception Gallery at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

The Houston-based artist will present a talk about her work at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the SFA Art Building, located off Wilson Drive on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

According to a review by Ryder Richards posted at, "Soft Diet" contains "highly compelling work, which is made more interesting because the constituent elements are, for the most part, fairly common. Alternating moments of empathy with moments of gentle disgust, Peacock's present actions engage and partially eradicate the past. The process feels like melded fragments of youthful summers where hierarchies of food, play, wounds and celebration were entwined without judgment."

Peacock has exhibited at venues including the Galveston Art Center, Houston Center For Photography and Lawndale Art Center, and her work can be seen in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

The exhibition is presented by the SFA School of Art. Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

By Robbie Goodrich
University Marketing Communications
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