Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends THIS SATURDAY!

Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends
Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends
Opening Reception: THIS Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 5-8 pm
Curator's talk from 4-5pm, please email to RSVP
Begovich Gallery
Visual Arts Center
California State University, Fullerton
800 North State College Blvd.,
Fullerton, CA 92831
Exhibition runs from March 29 - May 17, 2014

Curated by Lauren Haisch and Wendy Sherman

  Chris Farling "Sewer Gator" 

Urban legends serve as modern day mythology. Often evolved from cultural traditions 
and morality tales, these stories engage our collective fears and provoke strong emotional 
responses. Such legends survive through storytelling that is often communicated using a 
mix of words and imagery. The narrative can intensify the impact of the legend. The 
more fantastic the tale, the more likely it will be 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 works of the thirty-seven artists included in this exhibition are based on specific
urban legends. Each work is accompanied by text explaining the artist's personal
connection to a chosen urban legend. The purpose of this exhibition is not to illustrate
urban legends, but to better understand them by considering them in the context of each
artist's interpretation.
Dmitriy Astakhov 
Clayton Bailey 
Rex Barron 
Stephen Berkman 
Joe Biel 
Kevin Bradley 
Sarina Brewer 
Hugh Brown 
Mike Cockrill 
Michael Criley 
Lew Delport  
Chris Farling 
Llyn Foulkes 
Gregg Gibbs 
Jeff Gillette 
Mark Gleason 
Laurie Hassold 
Tony Huynh 
Hellen Jo 
Laurie Lipton 
Matjames Metson 
Lauren Morrison 
Adam Oehlers 
Naida Osline 
Burt Payne 3 and Stephen Hillenburg 
Ransom & Mitchell 
Victoria Reynolds 
Jim Shaw 
Christopher Ulrich 
Jeffrey Vallance 
Nicola Verlato 
Marnie Weber 
Chris Wilder 
Robert Williams 
Scott D. Wilson 

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