Shadows Exhibit Opens Dec. 4

When viewing lighted objects it's easy to overlook the shadows they create. At Delavan Art Gallery, Director Bill Delavan has expanded on this concept to produce a one of its kind exhibit devoted entirely to shadows and featuring works by a host of noted Central New York artists.

The exhibit will open at the Gallery on Thursday, Dec. 4 and continue through Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009. (The Gallery will close for the holidays between Dec. 24 - Jan. 14).

The idea for the Shadows Exhibit was conceived for two reasons: involving how shadows are made (by an object, a light source and a background) and Bill Delavan's special Professional interest in lighting the Gallery's exhibitions, sometimes playfully turning shadows into their own art form.

Thus, in July, the Gallery released a call for entries, sparking the interest of artists working in a variety of mediums and encouraging them to incorporate movement of the object, the background and colored and varying light sources.

Artists whose works will comprise Delavan Art Gallery's Shadows Exhibit include Arlene Abend, Reginald Adams, Anahid Ajemian, Barbara Conte-Gaugel,Hillary Gifford, Barre Hunt, Lauren Ritchie,Jeffrey Schuessler, Andy Schuster and Matthew Vural.

Delavan Art Gallery is a 3,800 square foot showcase and sales venue for fine art created by area artists. Located in a convenient, downtown location at 501 West Fayette Street, Syracuse, the gallery is free and open to the public. Off-street parking is available and the gallery is handicapped accessible. Delavan Art Gallery holds regular gallery hours on Thursday and Friday afternoons from 12-6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and at other times by appointment. For more information, visit delavanartgallery.com.


Jeffrey Schuessler, "On Edge, Again" photo study

Matthew Vural, untitled, sculpture

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