Jacoub Reyes is a multi-disciplinary artist currently working in Orlando, Florida. In his large-scale woodblock prints and paper-cut collages, Reyes explores the predatory nature of humans and delves into the effects of colonialism in the Caribbean and Middle East. By utilizing locally-sourced and found materials in his work, Reyes resists commodification of art in mainstream culture.Born and raised in New Jersey, Reyes' background is a cultural crossroad—Puerto Rican, Cuban and Pakistani. Addressing Europe and America’s history of subjugation, Reyes uses archetypes to bridge gaps between separation and thought. These characters act as muses and offer a relatable counterpoint for the audience to connect the past, present and future.
This lecture will take place prior to the "Countable/Non-Countable" art exhibit by Jacoub Reyes on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. in the Webber Gallery at 3001 S.W. College Road on the CF Ocala Campus. The reception is on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. Admission is free for both events. Both the Webber Gallery and Center are handicap accessible. Please call 352-873-5810 for more information and directions.