Hustle: Museum of Spectacle with 

Matty Jankowski

Jimbo Easter

& Julia Gorton

R.E. Ashwell

also featuring 

Circus! Photographs of Frederick W. Glasier 

from the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art

June 12 - August 5, 2018

June 29, 20018 

from 6PM - 9PM: 

Opening Reception / Artists & Curator Talk / Performance by Jimbo Easter / Listening Bar with playlist curated by Julia Gorton

“In a world which really is topsy-turvy, the true is a moment of the false.” 

- Guy Debord

from TheSociety of the Spectacle - 1967

Inside the exhibition, is an exhibition, is an exhibition, is an exhibition. Matty Jankowski. Jimbo Easter. Julia Gorton. Frederick W. Glasier. R.E. Ashwell. The artists. The circus. Silent films. The curtains. The videos. The performance. The objects. The black binders. The museums. The PMA. The Ringling. The spectators. Me. You. Us. Them. The building. As jail. As art center. The history. Jim Crow Era. Spanish Colonialism. Gentrification. The classroom. The strike. The pedagogy. The students. Teachers. Experience. The humans. The animals. The Gallery as Menagerie. We step inside and wish for surprise. We look around corners and hope for something better. We want to react. We open wider. We modify our bodies. We read words spelled out on the wall. We scratch our faces. We watch in awe. We look at our phones. We write something down. We capture an image. We post it. We are spectators. We are audiences. We are participants. We wish we could make it. We think we can make it. We want to make something. We don’t make anything. We want that. We never get that. We listen to it. We play it. We see. We remember. We say it. We don’t know where it comes from. We appropriate it. We steal for it. We lie for it. We love it. We hate it. We tell the truth for it. We are vulnerable. We are strange bodies. We are different. We are strong. We work hard. We sit on our asses. We are ambitious. We are commerce. We are community. We make our way. We hustle. We hustle hard. We are inside the show now. We are spectating. We are becoming spectacle. We refuse. We are the hustle in our own museums of spectacle.

What does hustle mean to you?

“I don't see it as a bad thing, I see it as having a sense of purpose. I'm doing what I want to do. It’s hard. But, I'm happy. You've got to work at it." 

- Matty Jankwoski - 2018

view of Artists and Curator's talk, Hustle Museum of Spectacle, Pensacola Museum of Art, 2018
Photo by Mike Suhor (Felicia E. Gail, Julia Gorton, Jimbo Easter, Matty Jankowski)

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