Curator’s Statement, debt to Lori Bravo

Our time is a time of the difference, when, more than ever, Identities are performed. We believe we can be what we want to be. The Jacques Baustista show highlights and questions the ideas surrounding the hyperbolic quality of persona of the artist . Holding the fringes of our existence are artists. Writers, Performers, Craftspersons, Musicians, weaving histories based on an especial and subjective interpretations; expanding our shared experience. In exchange we give them an allowance of eccentricity and the specificity of an inflated proper name, that big “I” that easily becomes the obnoxious manifestation of a blown up ego. (more…)

Porziuncola, variations on a theme

works from July 2017, Centre Gallery at the University of South Florida