Art Talk Monday: Our Haunted Selves

This week’s Art Talk Monday written by Hannah Bustamante, of Louisiana Tech University’s Enterprise Center.

The Enterprise Center Gallery Presents a New Exhibition titled Our Haunted Selves, featuring artwork by Nicholas Bustamante. Bustamante currently lives and works in Ruston, Louisiana, where he teaches as an Associate Professor of Art at Louisiana Tech University. Nicholas was born in Los Angeles, California. In 2000 he received his bachelor of art degree from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. He then went on to earn his Master of Fine Arts degree from Long Beach State University in Long Beach, California in 2003. Using desert landscapes, abandoned buildings and objects to create ominous yet relatable atmospheres, the paintings seem to draw you into a place or moment everyone can connect with in some way because of our individual pasts. His use of objects in these spaces weave an open ended narrative which allows the viewer to draw from their own past experiences to effectually put themselves in each piece. This exhibition consists of over thirty-two paintings spanning over two years to complete.

The opening reception was Friday, September 14, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Bustamante will be giving an artist’s talk on Wednesday, October 3, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. This is free and open to the public.

artwork by Nicholas Bustamante

The Louisiana Tech Enterprise Center houses the Louisiana Tech Technology Incubator and the Technology Business Development Center. As the primary business support and development outreach arm of Louisiana Tech University, Louisiana Tech Enterprise Center is designed to facilitate and promote the growth of new and existing ventures of the innovation enterprise in the I-20 corridor of north Louisiana.

For more information about our programs and exhibitions, please email hannahb@latech.edu or call our office at 318.257.3890. The Enterprise Center is located at 509 West Alabama Ave, Ruston, LA 71270. We are open to the public Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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