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"As Gustafson creates lively spaces from a growing vocabulary of mark making and media, she views the paintings as windows to imaginary kingdoms where people and animals preen and convene. By juxtaposing images, symbols, and figures, Gustafson suggests the ways in which individuals are influenced, fortified, or defined by meanings outside themselves. Shifting ideas of public presentation and private self construction explore how an individual is many different and overlapping selves."

-Debra Brehmer of The Portrait Society Gallery of Contemporary Art