American Voodoo
On view: Aug 5 – Oct 7, 2017
Reception: 5 pm, Saturday, September 9

“It’s 0100 in Iraq. I awake to the sound of mortars and rockets landing, looking for people to be killed. Panic and survival mode sets in quickly as I try compose my soldier mentality. Where the fuck is my rifle? I haven’t gotten a decent night’s sleep since I was back in the states. I miss home. I’m at the runway of an airport waiting for my brother to arrive. I haven’t seen him since he left for his second deployment to Afghanistan. He is coming home early this time. The plane arrives. The back of the plane opens and out comes his casket draped with the American flag. I crumble. It’s 2:00 in the morning and I just painted over a painting. Construct, deconstruct, reconstruct. “– JACOB CULLERS

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