Larry Kagan exhibits at Delaware Art Museum
Larry Kagan exhibits at Delaware Art MuseumDate posted: 2011-05-18 12:14:49
Exhibition runs May 21, 2011 – September 25, 2011
This four person exhibition, Perception/ Deception: Illusion in
Contemporary Art, explores a recent trend that questions the sense of
sight and our perceptions of the world around us. Through the use of shadow
play, lights, mirrors, and complex mathematical equations, artists create
paintings and sculptures that underscore the tension between appearance and
reality. These visually-engaging works of art move past earlier traditions of
realism such as trompe l'oeil painting, Photorealism, and
hyper-realistic sculpture and challenge the idiom, "seeing is believing."
Participating artists include Chul-Hyun Ahn, Larry Kagan, Robert Lazzarini, and Mary Temple. Ahn, Kagan, and Lazzarini each create sculptures that explore illusions of depth, shadow, and distortion respectively; while Temple's site-specific installations imitate silhouettes of windows and foliage.
Artist Panel Discussion: Contemporary Vision
Saturday, May 21 | 11:00 a.m.
DuPont Auditorium | Free with Museum Admission
Assistant Curator Margaret Winslow will discuss the recent trends in contemporary art that explore our understanding of sight with artists Larry Kagan, Robert Lazzarini, and Mary Temple, three artists represented in Perception/Deception: Illusion in Contemporary Art.
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