Tom Parish :: Take Shelter: Flint Hills Native Stone Subterranean Shelters
September 30 – November 3, 2013
Tom Parish’s series, Take Shelter: Flint Hills Native Stone Subterranean Shelters, visits native stone cold storages, storm shelters, and root cellars located in the Flint Hills of Central Kansas. Resembling ancient holy places, the native stone constructions depicted in Parish’s large-scale digital prints show all that remains of these early family homesteads. Parish creates 180 to 360 degree impressions of each unique interior, inviting the viewer to see every chisel on the wall and the relics left behind. Each image in Take Shelter presents a window into a region and its past, asking us to reflect on our own legacies and roles in history.
Tom Parish is an adjunct professor at Kansas State University, Manhattan, where he obtained his MFA. He exhibits nationally.
Exhibitions and visiting speakers programs at the School of Art are supported by generous grants from the Helen Jones Foundation and The CH Foundation, both of Lubbock. Additional support comes from Cultural Activities Fees administered through the College of Visual & Performing Arts.