Larry Kagan exhibits at Delaware Art Museum

Larry Kagan exhibits at Delaware Art Museum

Date 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.

Delaware Art Museum

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