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Visual Arts Center | Young Artist Gallery

In this exhibition we invite the museum visitors to use the flashlight of a phone to cast shadows of the wire-constructed wildlife, bringing to life the static sculpture in a vivid animation of light and shadow.

Starting with a skeletal armature and using a diagram as a guide, these artists choose a four-legged animal, in a standing pose, that has multiple photographic images on the internet. Each sculpture is a diagram of the animal from different angles: side, top, front and back, bend, wrap and attach the wire so that it contains the volume of your animal. While constructing the animals, artist frequently shined a flashlight through and around the structure to make sure, the cast shadows continued to describe the characteristics of the animal.

The wire spheres on the ceiling are in reference to conversations about how the COVID-19 global pandemic brought a lot of darkness into our lives, separating us and keeping our faces covered. We wanted to create an experience for people where they could bring light to this unfortunate situation. Shadow Casting was our 2020 interactive exhibit at DSU, where visitors brought the light and played with shadows cast through three-dimensional wire structures.

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