The Museum of Neon Art is pleased to present, “She Bends: Women in Neon” opening September 16th. The exhibition will run through February 11th. More information and images after the jump!
David Zwirner is pleased to present Doug Wheeler “Encasements,” the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, on view at 537 West 20th Street in New York. This exhibition represents the most comprehensive presentation to date of this important body of work, and will comprise five “encasements,” including a rarely seen “center light” work. Presented here in an open configuration, viewers will have the unprecedented opportunity to consider these singular works in relation to one another and to compare the distinct luminous atmospheric effects and subtle tonal variations that characterize each of them. Previously, no more than two encasements have been shown together, as in exhibitions at Fort Worth Art Center Museum, Texas (1969), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (1969), and Tate Gallery, London (1970), and accordingly this exhibition aims to underscore their ongoing significance.
Street art team the Never Crew are known for their high detailed and gigantic murals. The Swiss duo recently made a trip out to Turin where they painted a massive polar bear that floats through the air a number of stories up on the Colosseo Theater.
Alongside the giant cold dweller, the team installed a neon light component and floating chair to add a 3D element to the mural.
Victoria Lucas and Richard William Wheater turned lines from classic love songs into enormous neon signs, which they displayed on their workshop roof in West Yorkshire, England, visible to the passengers on the local commuter trains for their project entitled “12 Months of Neon Love.”
Airan Kang is a Korean born and Seoul-based artist and professor who has exhibited and taught in a number of institutions in Asia. This beautiful series entitled “Lighting Books” brings neon lights and other computer technologies to various famous novels and textbooks, which truly liven up the content.