Art Talk: Micol Hebron on Cryin' Out Loud
Saturday, April 22 // Muñoz Waxman Gallery // 12:30-2pm // Free
During an in-depth walk-through of the exhibition, Cryin Out Loud, juror, Micol Hebron will discuss individual works as well as the thematic sub-sections of the exhibition that emerged during the curatorial process. She will discuss the process of jurying a thematic open-call exhibition, including the joys, challenges, and questions that arise along the way. Hebron will also talk about her own curatorial philosophy and the thoughts and strategies that she applied to the curation of Cryin Out Loud. She will talk about the themes and styles of the works in the show and how they are indicative of some of the conversations that artists are fostering with their art and activism in the world today.
Micol Hebron is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice includes studio work, curating, writing, social media, crowd-sourcing, teaching, and public speaking. Hebron is an Associate Professor of Art at Chapman University; the founder/director of The Situation Room, a resource space for the creative community (in Eagle Rock, CA); the Femmes International Video Art Festival; the Gallery Tally Poster Project about gender equity in contemporary galleries; and the Digital Pasty/ Gender Equity initiative for the internet. In 2016 she was awarded the SPArt grant for Social Practice Art in Los Angeles. Previously, Hebron has been the Chief Curator at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art; the director of the UCLA Summer Art Institute; an editorial board member at X-Tra magazine; an independent curator; a conservator at LACMA, and the co-founder of Gallery B-12 in Hollywood in the 90s. She has served on advisory boards at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Birch Creek Ranch Residency (Utah), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and UCLA. She is the founder of the LA Art Girls and the Co-Founder of Fontbron Academy. She employs strategies of consciousness-raising, collaboration, generosity, play, and participation to support and further feminist dialogues in art and life.
Image courtesy of artist, Dorielle Caimi