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Larry Kagan: Lying Shadows

by The Staff on June 12, 2014


The Hyde Collection’s summer exhibits will take you into the shadows. Internationally-renowned artist (and RPI faculty member) Larry Kagan’s work is the focus of the Hyde’s major exhibit, Larry Kagan: Lying Shadows. The show will feature 28 wall-mounted steel sculptures—works that combine “the solid component of a steel wire sculpture and the specific shadow it casts on the wall.” When you shine a light on it, the wire sculpture casts a shadow “in a way that challenges expectations.”

The fully illustrated exhibit catalogue includes an essay by Dr. Roberto Casati, author of The Shadow Club.

Pictured is Running Man (steel and shadow, 40 x 26 x 11 inches, 2012).

Also opening Saturday is the exhibit Emerging From the Shadows: Edward Hopper and His Contemporaries, which will feature five works by Hopper and 20 works by contemporaries Armin Landeck, Martin Lewis, Louis Lozowick, George Bellows, Isabel Bishop, Howard Cook and Stow Wengenroth. In all these works, shadows assume “narrative and metaphoric” dimensions.

Larry Kagan: Lying Shadows and Emerging from the Shadows: Edward Hopper and His Contemporaries open Saturday (June 14) and will remain on view through Sept. 14 at the Hyde Collection (161 Warren St., Glens Falls). For more info, call the Hyde at 792-1761.