The gallery at Left Coast Books, in Goleta, California (5877 Hollister Avenue), is pleased to announce “Everything You Hear Is True”: An Exhibition by James Van Arsdale, one of several local artists who share the “Cannon Studio” space in Old Town Goleta. There’s a wealth of black humor in Van Arsdale’s work, so the reception, open to the public, on Friday, the thirteenth of May, is quite appropriate, even if the timing is traditionally inauspicious and even ominous.

James Van Arsdale is a mixed-media sculptor-installation artist, designer and musician. He holds an MFA from Southern Methodist University, and a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin. His artwork has been shown in many solo and group exhibitions including “(Safe Inside My) Green Zone” at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, “Color System, Color Strategy” at the University of Texas at Dallas, and the installation “The Bomb” at the Sylvia White Gallery in Ventura, CA. He lives and works in Santa Barbara, California.

The gallery at Left Coast Books is located at 5877 Hollister Avenue in Goleta, California. Open Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 11 am to 6 pm.

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Contact: Simon Taylor, 805.845.1212, or visit our www.leftcoastbooks.us, for more information.