Mark Hedengren: The Invincibility Fable
MAY 4 – AUG 18, 2012
The latest Locals Only Gallery inhabitant is Mark Hedengren. The Invincibility Fable is a survey of over 30 color photographs taken from his series Cliff Jumpers, a project that spanned nearly two years while Hedengren traveled across the nation. His images depict the exuberant youth culture found at swimming holes across the American South and Mountain West, oblivious to the dangers posed by rocks and water.
The Invincibility Fable is Hedengren’s first solo exhibition in Utah. He has been in shows juried by the National Portrait Gallery and The Whitney Museum of American Art. Mark is also active in film making with movies showing at Slamdance, on BBC Films and at Sundance, where he directed the feature Skippy. He has a BFA from BYU, a MFA from the Glasgow School of Art and works with Getty Images.
The public is invited to join UMOCA for a First Friday opening of Hedengren’s exhibition on May 4, 8-10 p.m., with music by DJ TiDY, food, and a cash bar.