Overstreet Ducasse

Friday, January 31, 2020 to Sunday, April 26, 2020

The Cummer Museum’s Concourse Art Shop welcomes Overstreet Ducasse.

Born in Haiti, Ducasse came to the United States at the age of six. Faced with the challenges of an unfamiliar environment, a new language, and a different culture, Ducasse turned to art as a means of expression and communication. The art of Ducasse goes beyond the visual. His work is captivating, direct, and abundant with metaphors and meaning. As an artist, Ducasse creates using a variety of materials and mediums, including found objects.

Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt is an exhibition that examines image destruction in antiquity. In this body of abstract works, Ducasse utilizes fragments of old works by other artists from  the CoRK Arts District. Like the fragmentary Egyptian sculptures on view in Striking Power, Ducasse’s constructions force us to contemplate the beauty of the broken, the intrigue of the incomplete, and the histories of ‘found’ objects—whether from ancient Egypt or contemporary Jacksonville.