September 26, 2009

Wiry Artist Sheds Light on Shadow

The vindicator recently published an insightful review of the “Object/Shadow” exhibit at the Butler Institute of American Art.  From the article:

Larry Kagan’s metal sculptures appear to be typical abstract art. One might pause for a moment to ponder the spatial dimensions or shapes, wonder about its meaning, then move on.

But shine a light downward on Kagan’s works, and an amazing thing happens.

Another image is formed by the shadow, and it’s not at all open to interpretation.

For example, there’s an airplane, a basketball player, a chair, a book, a mosquito, a dog.

It’s the last thing you’d expect, and the surprise usually puts a smile on the viewer’s face. A frequent comment is, “I’ve never seen that before.”

Read the full article here.