LOL – Laugh Out Loud
Lots of Laughs
May 5 – June 16, 2019
May 5 from 4:30 – 5:00 PM
Artist and Curator Talk
5:00 – 7:00 PM
MoCA LI (formerly PAC Gallery) 20 Terry St., Patchogue, NY, 11772
The Patchogue Arts Council (PAC) announces LOL, a group exhibition that presents artists whose works employ humor, on view at MoCA LI (Museum of Contemporary Art LI) from May 4 – June 16, 2019, with a talk and reception that is free, and open to the public on May 5 from 4:30-5:00 PM ( Artist and Curator Talk) 5:00 – 7:00 PM Reception. MoCA LI (formally the Patchogue Arts Gallery) is located at 20 Terry St., Patchogue, NY, 11772. The exhibition is curated by John Cino and features works by Hal Buckner, Jack Fink, Heather Layton, Jennie Thwing, Eileen Sackman and Annemarie Waugh.
LOL presents artists whose works employ humor. Since the days of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver through the Dada movement of the early 20th century to the present line-up of late-night talk show hosts humor has employed as a vehicle for use in examining the human condition. Whether eliciting a chuckle or a belly laugh humor offers a non-threatening way to expose the foibles of current events. Through anthropomorphism, satire and hybrid technologies the artist of LOL ask us to consider our places in the personal, natural or political worlds.