YOUTH ART EXHIBIT
by students of the E.L. HAYNES PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL in WASHINGTON, DC
Guest curator Deborah Johnson
This exhibit features dozens of agamograph works. An agamograph is an art form that uses optical illusion to create artwork that changes when you look at it from different angles. An Israeli artist named Yaacov Agam developed this kinetic art style around 1953. Agam creates these mystical, layered works using a technique called lenticular printing, where several images are combined on one surface to create illusions of depth when a viewer moves around the art. Depending on the position of the viewer, a single work shapeshifts between several compositions, producing holograms. “My intention was to create a work of art which would transcend the visible, which cannot be perceived except in stages,” Agam said of these works.
Second Saturday Reception January 13. 5:00-7:00 pm with live music and light refreshments. Free, all are welcome!