“Cast Shadows” is an art exhibition of works selected by artist/curator Gabriel Akagawa and ECU graduate student/co-curator Andy Denton from the East Carolina University community of art students and alumni. These works will address remnants relating to the fleeting event that is an iron pour. Images and descriptions of accepted works will be added to this website.
1. The process of casting iron is a fleeting event that leaves residue in different ways. Works submitted address this phenomenon in various way.
2. Artists who utilize cast iron produce “permanent” products in iron not only as work unto itself, but also as document to the event.
3. Iron casting process is connected to a long history of metal art, industry, and human history. Cast iron artworks are in a sense living in the shadows cast by this rich past. As well, contemporary artists are casting their own shadows onto those around and into the future.
4. There is a digital relationship between the curators from Illinois and North Carolina. There is a line like a cast shadow from a sundial that goes back and forth between Denton and Akagawa, two gnomon.