ARELIS RESTO

MEMBERS' CHOICE

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Event Date
Friday, July 18, 2014

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas has inspired love, hate and much more. Jacksonville University graduate Arelis Resto cites it and the Samuel Johnson quote in its prologue, "He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man," in creating Self Medicated (pictured). A green wash gives the painting a sickly, acidic look. Resto juxtaposes the seemingly fertile female form with the presence of death: "We're healthy and we're coping, but behind all of that, we have these major internal conflicts." Featured in Members' Choice, opening during art walk, 6-9 p.m. July 2, and on display through July 18 at Southlight Gallery, Downtown, free.

 
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