Cat falling, Hirsch-Perlman

An Animus Cat Apostate, Hirsch Perlman, 2008

Photo courtesy of: Ohio University Kennedy Museum of Art

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Phantoms, Shadows and Phenomena exhibit to open at Kennedy Museum

Opening reception is Jan. 28


The Ohio University Kennedy Museum of Art will bring together the work of eight visual artists from around the world in its new exhibition "Phantoms, Shadows and Phenomena," which will be displayed Jan. 28-June 19.

The exhibition, which is curated by Petra Kralickova, uses video and photography to examine the notion of the seen and unseen and where reality is blurred with illusion and fantasy. The public is invited to the opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28. 
 
The artists represented in the show include: Agnes Geoffray from Brussels (Belgium) and Rome (Italy); Corinne Botz, Adam Putnam and Dana Sherwood from New York; Mat Collishaw from London; Laura Larson from Athens, Ohio; Hirsch Perlman from Los Angeles; and Victor Vazquez from Puerto Rico.

The artists explore the occult landscape with stunning, seductive and often graphic representations of ghostly, yet ambiguous characters. Their work tells stories of life and death, of melancholy and longing and of the desire to make visible the invisible. The exhibition includes both mature themes and seemingly innocent images that lead viewers to question accepted ideas about the world they think they know.

The Kennedy Museum of Art gallery hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. The Museum is closed on Mondays and holidays. Admission is free and parking is free and metered. Please call 740-593-1304 or click here for more information.

The Ohio Arts Council helps fund Kennedy Museum of Art with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. Funding for the visiting artist program is provided by Ohio University School of Art Visiting Artist Committee.