Fri, 11/04/2016 – Sun, 03/26/2017

Trexler Hall

Lehigh University architecture professor and artist Anthony Viscardi worked throughout the summer of 2016 in a glass-walled studio, the Creativity Lab on Hamilton Street in downtown Allentown, that allowed passersby to witness the creative process firsthand. The monumental three-dimensional mural that resulted is the centerpiece of Shadow Landings, an immersive art installation that built on the artist’s prior exploration of the shadow as a mapping of space and time. Visitors became part of the work as their own shadows mingled with those created by the installation.

Anthony Viscardi received full professorship in the Department of Art, Architecture, and Design at Lehigh University in 2007 and chaired the department from 2003 to 2010. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Masters of Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology. He cofounded Hoss/Viscardi & Co. Architectural Design Firm in Atlanta, where he served as Partner and Principal Designer from 1979 until 1992. Throughout his career in architectural practice and as a professor of architecture, Viscardi has continued to work as an artist. He was awarded a coveted MacDowell Colony Fellowship in 2012 to continue his theoretical drawing/visual investigations on “shadow mapping,” the premise for this exhibition.

Creativity Lab is a partnership between the Museum and City Center Lehigh Valley.

Anthony Viscardi with Shadow Landings in the Creativity Lab, October 2016

Detail of Shadow Landings mural under construction

Anthony Viscardi in the Creativity Lab during the making of the Shadow Landings mural

Anthony Viscardi: Shadow Landings was supported through the generosity of City Center Lehigh Valley and Lehigh University in addition to our season sponsors and Friends of the Museum.


Featured image: Shadow Landings 3D mural in process in Creativity Lab