As the Night the Day

As the Night the Day interrogates our assumptions about the symbolic meaning of darkness and its relationship to light. In Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament, God creates light in a void of darkness — a light explicitly deemed “good” and placed in direct opposition to darkness. This dichotomy has become deeply embedded in western culture. Much as the effect of a dilated pupil, deprived of light for an extended period of time, the works in As the Night the Day transform darkness, making it a focal point. By rendering negative space as an integral compositional element, these works illuminate darkness and suggest its necessity for visual perception.

The exhibition features artwork from the Tang Collection by Grace Hartigan, Edward Hopper, Barbara Morgan, and Krzysztof Wodiczko.

There was a reception and gallery talk with Dylan Lustrin ’13 on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 5:30 pm.

Exhibition Name
As the Night the Day
Exhibition Type
Student Curated
State Farm Mezzanine Gallery
Nov 10, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012
As the Night the Day is organized by Dylan Lustrin ‘13, Skidmore College, Exhibitions Assistant, Tang Museum.
Grace Hartigan, Edward Hopper, Barbara Morgan, Krzysztof Wodiczko
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