Jesse Amado: 30 Day Rx

Essay by Patty Ortiz
2015

Jesse Amado explores the aesthetic essence and significant existence of tangible objects, intangible notions and individual experience. Amado’s recent first-hand experience with illness and prescription drugs has brought him to consider the universal presence of pharmaceuticals, how they occupy our everyday lives in ways that range from simple self-indulgence to confronting pain and death. Here he focuses on medication, its beauty, power, and consequence. In true Amado form, the work enlightens and mesmerizes. Take a dose.