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Meredith Elder: Hot and Humid Ham

Art Show

Meredith Elder deconstructs the musings that mark us as human, including uncertainty and personal change. She pieces together prints, illustrations, and found objects on canvas, purposely challenging the boundaries of fine art, which often mute raw expression. This series of works reflects on the incubating nature of southern microcosms and all the elements at odds within a hot environment. As a girl raised in the south (g.r.i.t.s.), Elder explores many of the perplexing and backward outlooks of the south and how they seem to parallel, if not relate, to the physical conditions. She focuses especially on the cultural expectations that women experience, all the while embracing southern upbringing as an integral part of identity, whether warranted or not.