Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends Opening May 13


Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends 
Curated by Wendy Sherman, and presented by Arts District Center for the Arts

Opening artists reception: Friday May 13th from 7-10pm
Featuring F is for Freak

LosJoCos Gallery
Downtown Los Angeles
725 Kohler St,
Los Angeles, CA 90021
www.losjocos.com
Hearsay Webpage at this link
Facebook event invite at this link
Hearsay Twitter Page at this link

Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends exhibition runs May 13 – June 12, 2016
Opening reception:
Friday, May 13, 7-10pm.
Also open late on Saturday, May 21, and special events on Sunday, May 22
LosJoCos Gallery Hours Thurs–Fri, 4–7pm, Sat–Sun, 2–7pm

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Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends
Urban legends serve as our modern day mythology. Based on cultural traditions and morality tales, these stories prey upon our collective fears and provoke strong, emotional responses. Traditionally, in order for these legends to survive, a mix of text and imagery was used in storytelling, heightening the power of the legend as it passed down through generations. More recently, the Internet has encouraged the rapid dissemination of these modern legends, many of which can be traced back to the original folklore that inspired them.

The purpose of the exhibition is not to illustrate urban legends, but to analyze them in conjunction with each artist’s own subjective viewpoint resulting in a shared experience between artist and audience.

F is for Freak
F will be performing their first live set of 2016 as “F for Freak” at the opening reception at 8pm, with projections.  F for Freak, is a Los Angeles art-rock supergroup whose motto is “Simplicity Through Noise” and who have developed a practice rooted in improvisational ensemble playing using electric guitars (played with rubber mallets and other extended as well as traditional techniques) and vintage synthesizers, in various combinations of three. Their debut album Faüxmish was released Sept 2, 2011 and later this year they will be releasing a limited edition cassette titled FF. F are Daniel Hawkins, Marnie Weber, and Doug Harvey

Keep Your Hands Inside the Car_lrComplete list of all artists in this DTLA show are as follows:
A.S. Ashley, James P. Scott, Emmeric Konrad, Esther Pearl Watson, Peggy Nichols, Teale Hathaway, Joe Biel, Hugh Brown, Llyn Foulkes, Gregg Gibbs, Hellen Jo, Matjames Metson, Jim Shaw,  Marnie Weber, Nicola Verlato, Michael Criley, Jeffrey Vallance, Victoria Reynolds, Christopher Ulrich, Chris Wilder, Kevin Bradley, Laurie Lipton, Stephen Berkman, Robert Williams.

The exhibition will incorporate a wide range of mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography and video, in order to capture the essence of each urban legend.

Publication
A catalog is available for this exhibition, published through Grand Central Press. Author and urban legends expert Jan Brunvand, and art writers Tyler Stallings, Doug Harvey, and Mat Gleason will contribute essays. The catalog also includes essays by both curators as well as full color images of the artwork and short statements from each artist discussing their work
in the exhibition.

If you are looking for a more exclusive experience or can’t make the opening reception, Cartwheel Art Tours and Atlas Obscura have partnered with a tour on Sunday May 22nd. The tour will offer a curatorial walk-through, in addition it will provide the opportunity to meet some of the artists exhibiting in the show, who will speak about the personal connection to the urban legends in their work.

Social Media Tags: #hearsayrevealed #urbanlegends #adca #losjocosgallery

The HEARSAY exhibition was made possible by a grant from the
Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles.

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