In "Garden of Eden," Elizabeth Layton attempted to battle the idea that Eve caused original sin in the Bible. "Women have had the blame all through the ages for everything," Layton said. "You know that's not right."
"Masks," a 1978 drawing by Elizabeth Layton, depicts her philosophy on wrinkled faces. "There are muscles in your face and each one reacts to every emotion," she said. "Say you're real happy for a minute, and you put on that mask, and that's going to make an indentation in these muscles to a certain extent."
"Thanksgiving," a 1977 drawing by Elizabeth Layton, shows her family eating dinner of Kentucky Fried Chicken and Oreo cookies. "I have cooked I don't know how many family dinners," she said. "I've given up."
"I am Loved," a 1977 drawing by Elizabeth Layton, shows a woman holding her wedding dress up to herself. The drawing will be among those on display starting Friday at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Elizabeth Layton was a former Wellsville resident whose work is renowned for how it handles the topic of depression. An exhibit honoring the late artist, titled "Elizabeth Layton Revisited," will go on display Friday and run through July 20 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Layton's work also has been shown at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Halle Saint Pierre museum in Paris.