Sunday, April 21, 2013
Biennial neon exhibition lights up the night
Visitors look at neon sculptures of lawn mowers at a previous Neon and Illuminated Sculpture Exhibit at the Stock Pavilion.
Light makes art possible: the interplay of shadow and saturation, a dull matte finish or a brilliant glow from inside. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the country's oldest university glass program finds ways to illuminate and refract light in thousands of different ways.
UW-Madison has often hosted luminous displays of sculpture by artists from across the country, all using the medium of light. This year, the invitational 2013 Biennial Neon and Light Exhibition will take place from 6-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20. Held at the indoor Stock Pavilion, 1675 Linden Drive, the exhibit is lit only by the art itself.