Shooting Gallery

The gallery walk in Puerto Vallarta and the student massacre in Florida have common vocabulary and that is disturbing.  Shooting pictures, images and stretching understanding seems to be far removed from dead bodies in schools.  The painting by Jazzarama, the artist, that heads this blog captures the progressive presence of music.  The unfiltered way it can creep into sub-consciousness.

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The multi-media dog captured in ceramic profile and painted frame sets the opening scene for an exhibition of artistic statement.  A Gallery celebrating change.  One might wonder why the shooting gallery in Florida did not signal change.  Why dead doesn’t matter, but keeping Mexican artists out does.  A very strange juxtaposition.  The image of one more wash might say it all.  The bathtub does not remove all the stains, does not eliminate stereo-types.

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In the traditional claw foot tub the man cleanses himself. Jovian Bronce captures more than “Day Dreaming” in his ceramic casting.  He captures difference, deference and the quiet aspiration for a better day.  The wall mounted bronze work expresses a desire to shoot for the stars.  An outcome of eternal life.  Resurection from dead end ways.

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