The Hook

Law, Jenn. The Hook. Toronto, Ont.: Open Studio, 2013.

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Abstract (English)

"What Lies Beneath features work by Laura Bydlowska, Susan Cunningham, Jae Lee, Liz Menard, Jennie Suddick and Daryl Vocat, six Open Studio artist members interpreting the theme of urban myths, both broadly and specifically. An urban myth is an apocryphal story that circulates on the margins of society, often incorporating elements of mystery, horror, or humour, which although extreme in detail are just plausible enough to be believed as true. Passed down from individual to individual, urban myths are of indeterminate origin, yet are generally attributed to a reliable second-hand source – “a friend of a friend” – which lends them validity. They play on our collective fears of the perceived dangers that lurk on the edges of our communities beyond our control, especially where and when social rules are transgressed. Incorporating printerly strategies of replication and repetition, these artists engage narrative visions of the social environment that hover between truth and fiction, history and myth." -- Publisher's website

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Law, Jenn (Author); Kelly, Sara (Collaborator)
Dossier: 351 - OPEN STUDIO (Toronto)
Collation: 1 online resrouce (1 PDF file)
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: Open Studio
Artists: Bydlowska, Laura; Cunningham, Susan; Lee, Jae; Menard, Liz; Suddick, Jennie; Vocat, Daryl
Art Organizations: Open Studio (Toronto)
Event Title: What Lies Beneath : Laura Bydlowska, Susan Cunningham, Jae Lee, Liz Menard, Jennie Suddick, Daryl Vocat
Type: Exhibition
Location: Open Studio (Toronto, Ontario)
Dates: 4 April - 11 May 2013
Copyright Statement: Open Studio; The artists; The author
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Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2020 23:51
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2020 23:51
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