The Hofstra University Museum hosted a reception on Saturday to celebrate the opening of David Jacobs: Sight and Sound at the Emily Lowe Gallery. The exhibition focuses on the sculptural works by the prominent Long Island artist. David Jacobs, who attended and spoke about his work at the reception, served on the faculty of Hofstra’s Department of Fine Arts, Design and Art History as a professor of sculpture from 1962-1995 and also as chair from 1982-1989.
Curated by Karen T. Albert, the Museum’s associate director of exhibitions and collections, Sight and Sound examines Jacobs’ art between 1959-1987. Featured is his Sound Columns Environment, part of his famous Wah Wah sound sculpture series, that exemplifies his use of non-traditional materials to create a dynamic aesthetic. These large-scale sculptures use principals of physics and engineering to create sound with air. The result is a very interactive and sensory experience for the viewer.
David Jacobs: Sight and Sound will continue through April 27. For more information about this exhibit and associated public programs please call (516) 463-5672 or visit the Hofstra University website at www.hofstra.edu/museum.