Shadows and Steel: Works by Larry Kagan

Shadows and Steel: Works by Larry Kagan

Date posted: 2005-01-07 11:59:00

At first glance, Kagan’s "sculptures" seem to be a mass of jumbled steel. Lit from above, however, their linear shadows are shaped into well-articulated sketches of everyday life. There’s a rugged cowboy riding a horse, for example, titled "Marlboro Man." Another work, the image of Uncle Sam pointing his finger at the viewer, is reminiscent of the "I Want You for the U.S. Army" recruiting poster. "The object itself is a real work of art, but to have a secondary life (of the shadow) is remarkable. That secondary life is only visible in a particular light in a particular space. A kind of magic occurs in the creation of these works," says Ivan Karp, director of the OK Harris gallery. OK Harris is located at 383 West Broadway, New York, N.Y., 10012; (212) 431-3600. To read more about Kagan’s work, go to To see Kagan's work, go to:

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