J. Lachlan Kadick is a SUNY Oswego alumnus and Syracuse City School District teacher whose work speaks to the displacement of zoo animals in the exhibition titled "J. Lachlan Kadick: Displacement."

A reception for the artist will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the gallery in the branch of the college store at West First and Bridge streets in Oswego. A part of SUNY Oswego's Downtown Artist Series, the reception will feature the poetry and graphic design of students Gage Slachciak and Shanika Scarborough, respectively, in reaction to Kadick's art, according to Amy Bartell, the college's assistant gallery director.

The "Displacement" series explores zoo animals, often refugees, or bred for their oddity, according to an artist's statement.

They are outside of their true environment, Kadich said, and the artist's work speaks to their environment, displacement, alternate realities and habitats.