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2020 SPE Annual Conference: Hosted by The University of Houston | Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts | School of Art

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Joseph Labate

SPE Member since 2004
Member Chapter: Southwest

2017 W/SW Juried Exhibition Application Portfolio


I’ve never slept well at night. Even when I fall asleep quickly, a short time later, I awaken abruptly. Wide-awake, twitchy and anxious, my mind looks for a place to rest but rarely finds one.

A long history of this insomnia makes clear to me that there is little sense lying in bed with frantic thoughts racing through my mind, hoping to fall back asleep. Toss and Turn. Toss and Turn. And then?

The night. Cool desert air. Darkness. Stillness. Hidden secrets.



I am there, wandering.

Joseph Labate
Tucson, AZ

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