Solo Exhibition of Spring 2016 Cherkis Scholarship Recipient – Joseph Johnston

Struggling with Addictions

Photographs: Joseph Johnston
Paintings: Francisco Rosas Pulido

On display at Gallery Obscura
September 12th – October 15th, 2016
Gallery Reception September 22nd, 4-7pm

There is no one I can talk to about Francisco…not my sisters or my old friends (they want nothing to do with him and no longer visit us), not our neighbors, nor the people I work with. Francisco is an alcoholic and drug addict. We no longer invite people over to our house because we don’t know what state he will be in.  Our lives would be easier if Francisco was living somewhere else, but pushing him out would mean he would join the ranks of troubled homeless people. This is the story of his/our struggle.

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