Larry Kagan’s sculptures use light and shadow as an active agent. Kagan constructs abstract metal three dimension forms. Looking at a piece of Kagan’s sculptural work without interaction with light it appears to be a modernist construction. When activated by light, however, the cast shadow creates an image. This metaphysical transformation of the sculpture is confounding, leaving the viewer to question the relationship of the form from object to refraction.
Larry Kagan has shown extensively across the United States and internationally. A long time Professor of Art at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, he maintains studios in Troy, New York and in New York City. Highlights of Kagan’s recent exhibition history includes: “Perception/Deception” at the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington DE , 2011, “Objectshadow” at the Koussevitski Art Center, BCC, Pittsfield MA, 2011, Corporate Man, installation at the Freies Museum, Berlin, 2010, “Eye Spy – playing with perception” at the Peabody-Essex Museum Salem, MA, 2010-2011, “Object/Shadow” at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, 2009.