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“We are more or less aware of the presence of shadows, since they tell us something about our environment, but we do not actually look at them – unless they call attention to themselves by some unfamiliar or unexpected behavior. My challenge was to induce viewers to actually look at the shadow rather than solely at the steel. I began shifting more of the narrative burden to shadow. The more content the eyes could detect in the shadow, the more time and attention they would expend on exploring its details…”

Larry Kagan is a sculptor who uses steel, light and cast shadow as a creative medium. A long time Professor of Art at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, he maintains studios in Troy and in New York City. He is represented by the art gallery Hirschl & Adler Modern in New York City. Inquiries can be made there or directly to the artist.

Selected Exhibitions:

2013 An Armory Show 8/26-12/15/2013, Curated group exhibition, Opalka Gallery, Albany, NY
Revealing Shadows One Person Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art,Youngstown, OH 5/5-8/25
Spring Show, Hirschl and Adler gallery, NYC
Illuminators Summer Group Exhibition, OK Harris Works of Art, NYC
2012 Object Shadows One person exhibition, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Fl
Is It or Isn’t It: An Exploration of Contemporary Tromp L’oeil 11/15-12/21
Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, NYC
*OK Harris Works of Art, NYC March 10 – April 14, 2012
Two Person Exhibition, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, Canada April-May 2012
2012 National Contemporary Realism, MA Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK
2011 Perception/Deception, May 20th opening, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington DE.
Objectshadow, 3/10 – 4/26, Koussevitski Art Center, BCC, Pittsfield MA
*Shadows, 9/15 – 10/30, Alstromerska Magasinet, Alingsas Sweden
2011 Corporate Man, installation at the Freies Museum, Berlin 10/29/2010

Eye Spy – playing with perception, 5/3/2010 – 6/30/2011, Peabody-Essex Museum
Salem, MA

Imaging the Apple, 3/25 – 5/1, AC Institute, NYC, NY
Group exhibition, Thomas Paul Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Object/Shadow. The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
2008 The Grand Illusion. Louis K. Meisel Gallery, NY
2007 OK Harris Works of Art, NYC
Object/Shadows Installation, Neiman Marcus, Dallas, TX
2006-5 Tribe Art Tour – Spazio Etoile, Rome, Italy
Ombres et Lumiere, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
2004 Tribe Art Tour – Solo Exhibitions: La Triennale di Milano, Italy
Ex Bologna Motori, Bologna
Sala Espace, Torino
Larry Kagan, OK Harris Works of Art, NYC
The Essence of Line, Concordia Gallery, Concordia College, Bronxeville, NY
The Reserve of Form, Vienna Kanstlerhaus, Austria
Seeing is Believing: American Trompe l’Oeil, New Britain Musem of American Art
2003 The Medium is the Message, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan
Subject: Object, OK Harris Works of Art, NYC
2002 The Secret of Shadow, German Architecture Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
Camino Real Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida
Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY
2001 OK Harris Works of Art, NYC
Figurative Explorations, Monique Goldstrom Gallery, NYC
2000 OK Harris Works of Art, NYC
1999 OK Harris Works of Art, NYC
1998 OK Harris Works of Art, NYC