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January 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Unlike the title would suggest, “FAKE NEWS, art and artifice” is not solely a political exhibition.
The term, FAKE NEWS, has entered our everyday lexicon referring to a simplistic dismissal of factual information, which thereby attempts to turn verifiable truths to fiction. Conversely, in artistic expressions, often just the opposite occurs. Truth is revealed through fiction. Ironically, considering the term, many of the works included in FAKE NEWS, actually augment the “truth” of the printed word, through individual artistic expression.
Throughout cultural history, stories, visual images, and songs touch us with the emotional truths they reveal. We can look to timeless Greek tragedies, Shakespearean farce, Renaissance paintings, opera, folk tales and fables of all nations to experience expressions of truths. Spanning beyond time and place, the fictions provided by art, reveal the soul, heart and essence of mankind, their inner lives, motivations, and desires.
Most works included in this exhibition reference, incorporate, or mimic publications which utilize the printed word, often in the form of a newspaper, informational documents. Also included are works that utilize video, as another source of informational content. Whether the inspiration is photographic illusion, the sociopolitical content of a story, a headline, the existence of publications in daily life and culture, or simply the visual character of densely arranged printed words, each of these artists has been inspired beyond the mundane ubiquity of the newspaper, to create their own visual truth.