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Take an Intermission in Syracuse

As Lighwork presents Barry Anderson's Intermissions through Oct. 21.

Note:Gallery reception and artist lecture with live music performance, 5 to 8p.m. Sept. 29.

Barry Anderson's videos depict purple skies, abstract worlds filled with bubbles, and colorful fragments of semi-familiar scenes. His work reminds people to stop and enjoy the moment.

Anderson's photographs and videos are featured in an innovative art exhibition, Intermissions, which offers a welcomed artistic interruption to daily life in a time of economic uncertainty and other societal stresses.

Organized by Light Work, a non-profit, artist-run organization on the Syracuse University campus, the fall exhibition will appear at over a dozen venues both on and off campus. Click here to see a list of the current venues.

Anderson's colorful video pieces include abstract patterns, nature scenes, and semi-nostalgic images from decade-old advertising. Each piece creates a good-natured, introspective scene that contrasts the busy settings where the work is shown. Intermissions places video art and photographs at multiple venues across Syracuse, making it accessible to the general community and creating many opportunities for meaningful interaction with the work.

The level of collaboration that is provided through this exhibition and programming is an exciting step for the arts in Syracuse and will bring a common thread through all involved spaces during the exhibition period. Partners in this unique collaboration include SUArt Galleries, Syracuse Symposium, the Tolley Administration Building, Schine Student Center, Orange TV Network, The Warehouse, Community Folk Art Center, the Everson Museum of Art, the Urban Video Project, the Red House Arts Center, and more.

Exhibition sites also include public spaces such as billboards and video projections onto windows on campus and buildings in downtown Syracuse.

This exhibition will reach students and the community as a whole, including people who may not normally take time to visit a gallery--they may come across the project by walking by a video projected onto a window or building, they may drive past a billboard that functions as a piece of art instead of an advertisement, or they may encounter the project in the cafeteria or as a snippet they see on the Orange TV Network.

Light Work has been bringing artists and exhibitions to campus for over thirty-seven years. The public access darkrooms, galleries, and offices are located at 316 Waverly Avenue in the Robert B. Menschel Media Center.

Barry Anderson was born in Greenville, TX. He holds an MFA from Indiana University. His work has been shown throughout the country, as well as in Thailand, South America, Cuba, and the UK. He lives in Kansas City. Barry participated in Light Work's Artist-in-Residence program in 2006.

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