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Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends

We are pleased to announce the launch of ADCA programming with Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends with a grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs.

Hearsay includes over thirty-five artists who have created artwork based on an urban legend with special significance to them. Each work will be accompanied by text explaining the artist’s personal connection to their chosen urban legend.

At LosJoCos Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles

  • Friday, May 13 – Sunday, June 12, 2021

Artists’ Reception and Book Signing: Friday, May 13, 7-10pm

Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends
LosJoCos Gallery
725 Kohler St
Los Angeles CA 90021

May  13– June 12 
Th-Fri, 4-7 pm
Sat-Sun, 2-7 pm; artists’ reception 13
May, 7- 10 pm, info: 213 814 7164.

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. Artists include: Llyn Foulkes, Naida Osline, Victoria Reynolds, Jim Shaw, Jeffrey Vallance, Marnie Weber, Chris Wilder, and 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. Please join us for this exceptional exhibit!


Image Credits:
Sewer Gator | 2011  | Chris Farling | Digital photograph
The Legendary Purple Squirrel | 2013 | Sarina Brewer

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