48 Pages, 10.5" x 9.5”; Barry Anderson (Author); Published by Light Work (September 15, 2009)
This exhibition catalogue features "Intermissions," an innovative art exhibition and series of related programs highlighting the video and photographic art of Kansas City artist Barry Anderson. In a time of economic uncertainty and other societal stresses, this project provides viewers a welcome artistic interruption to daily life. Anderson's work, and the entire project, is designed to bring art into the community. Intermissions reminds people of the importance of remembering to stop and enjoy the moment. 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. Anderson's work addresses our cultural need to escape the onslaught of media input through isolated fantasy worlds. By slowing or re-interpreting space and time, he strives to identify the existence of introspective spaces within the everyday, proposing that we don't need to retreat but to re-envision and re-think what is already around us. Light Work's project 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. Not only does this exhibition catalogue include Anderson's images, it also offers information about the scope of the project.