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On Friday February 10th Royale Projects launches an exhibiti
on of work by five Los Angeles based artists\, furthering the season long i
nitiative to explore exciting contemporary art from the area. Works in a va
riety of mediums\, including photography\, video\, and sculpture\, contempl
ate urban imagery and observe life in Southern California.
The title of the exhibition is taken from the poetic and powerful “ Desperados Under the Eaves”\, written by Warren Zevon. It is an autobiograp hical ballad about a tragic hero bemusing the struggles of his prosaic exis tence in Hollywood. After observing his sorry state of affairs\, the desper ate protagonist resigns to the realization that freedom from life’s challen ges is only found in one’s dreams. Paradoxically\, the banal sound of the buzzing air conditioner starts to transform into a magnificent and moving m elody that then reveals a peculiar but profound piece of insight.
Artists Joshua Callaghan\, Gustavo Godoy\, Larry Johnson\, Farrah Karapetian\, and Karen Lofgren create a myriad of objects that touch on the imperfect and\, at times doomed\, city life. Much like the unexpect ed shift in the song\, the artists in this exhibition have found dreamlike freedom in embracing the mundane and exposing the simple beauty of humble\, urban objects. These creations in-turn take on the task of sharing truth.< br />
This exploration of typically un-glamorous imagery and mediums address the flawed reality we live in yet through the vision of these artists we find truth\, beauty\, and freedom.