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  • Romare Bearden: Storyteller | January 23 – August 17, 2018 | Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
  • Hidden in Sight: Photographing Incarceration  - August 14 , 2018 -  March 10, 2019, - David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus

David Jacobs: Sight and Sound

February 4 - April 27, 2014
Emily Lowe Gallery

This singular exhibition created by Karen T. Albert, associate director of exhibitions and collections for the Hofstra University Museum, highlights selected works from the David Jacobs Portraitprolific career of the contemporary artist David Jacobs (right). Multiple aspects of his artistic directions and sensibilities are conveyed through the sculpture on view, which date from 1959 to 1987. Featured is his Sound Columns Environment, part of his famous Wah Wah series, work that exemplify his use of nontraditional materials to create a dynamic aesthetic. These large-scale sculptures use principles of physics and engineering to create sound using air. The artist asks viewers to actively participate with his works by immersing themselves in the sensory experiences he creates.

Further information about the artist and his work is available on his website: www.davidjacobssculpture.com

Additional exhibition funding is provided by New York Community Bank Foundation.

Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Late Night Thursday, 7 - 9 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, 1 - 4 p.m.
Closed Monday

David Jacobs, Dream
David Jacobs, Dream, 1986, Aluminum, 64 x 64 x 10 in. Courtesy of the artist

Related Programs:

Opening Reception
Saturday, February 8, 2014
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Emily Lowe Gallery

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  • Big Dipper, David Jacobs

    David Jacobs, Sound Column Environment, 1970-73,

    Aluminum and rubber, Courtesy of the artist

  • Big Dipper, David Jacobs

    David Jacobs, Big Dipper, 1987,

    Painted aluminum, Courtesy of the artist

  • David Jacobs, G Man

    David Jacobs, G Man, 1962,

    Painted Masonite, Courtesy of the artist

  • David Jacobs, Head columns

    David Jacobs, Head Columns I, II, 1964,

    Aluminum, Courtesy of the artist

  • David Jacobs, Off the Wall

    David Jacobs, Off the Wall, 1979,

    Aluminum, Courtesy of the artist

  • David Jacobs, Star Wars V

    David Jacobs, Star Wars V, 1980,

    Aluminum, Courtesy of the artist

  • David Jacobs, Ursula

    David Jacobs, Ursula, 1959,

    Assemblage, Courtesy of the artist


  • Romare Bearden: Storyteller | January 23 – August 17, 2018 | Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
  • Hidden in Sight: Photographing Incarceration  - August 14 , 2018 -  March 10, 2019, - David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus