Friday, December 16, 2011

The Climate at Art Basel Miami Beach: Warm, Not Hot

Sales Are Strong at Art Basel Miami Beach -

SOLD (to Sean 'Diddy' Combs):
Tracey Emin's 'I Listen to the Ocean and All I Hear Is You.'
The piece went for about $71,000.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

LED forest installation illuminates the night sky

LED forest installation illuminates the night sky
Lighting up the nights sky with an exquisite arrangement of
color and shapes.
The Field of Light from artists Bruce Munro is a series
of stunningly arranged LED lights.


Thursday, December 01, 2011

Ready steady glow: lighting up Ipswich

Creatmosphere's Lightwaves

Wil Kirkman's room

Art review: 'Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface'

Josephine Thornton in her apartment in the Watergate, near the neon sculpture she bought in 1969 from Dutch artist Ben Berns

Niche Market | Let There Be Neon

Robert Wilson, Director, on His Passion for Chairs

Artist's work speaks louder than words Minimalism makes powerful, painful impact

Manila-born artist Lani Maestro with her neon installation at Plug In ICA.

WAYNE GLOWACKI/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Manila-born artist Lani Maestro with her neon installation at Plug In ICA.

Found objects, neon light spark 'Alchemy' at Cooley Gallery

Mundy Hepburn and Maureen McCabe make
magic in their show “Alchemy” at The Cooley Gallery.

Neon Artist seeks Voters for a Chance to win $2,000

Art review: 'Glenn Ligon: America' at LACMA

 'Glenn Ligon: America' at LACMA

Lighting the way with art

Penland Plasmarama - Highlights of our Neon Art Workshop

Penland Plasmarama - Highlights of our Neon Art Workshop

History comes back to life with neon Tropicana sign

Chris Bracey's Neon

Neon cage hangs over London's King's Cross

Restoration group hopes donors dive in to save neon lady

Diving Lady

Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst design artwork for mobiles

BBC News - Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst design artwork for mobiles
Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst design artwork for mobiles

Monday, July 18, 2011

Leo Villareal turns math and code into emotional art

Leo Villareal turns math and code into emotional art -

This summer, sculptor Leo Villareal lights up the galleries at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art with computer-driven LED artworks, including “Star” (2008) (left), and “Amanacer” (2010), as seen in this installation view of the show.

A highlight of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art’s 2007 grand opening was a pulsing lightwork by sculptor Leo Villareal.Permanently
installed on the underside of the museum’s cantilevered entrance, the
large grid of flashing, chasing, white LEDS continues to welcome
visitors with an overhead array of myriad, ever-changing patterns driven
by computer. Nerman director Bruce Hartman says the piece, titled “Microcosm,” has become “one of the museum’s most iconic works.”

Sunday, June 26, 2011

What Makes Me Understand What I Am,

He An's light installation, What Makes Me Understand What I Am,
is made up of a collection of stolen neon signs that is both a memorial
to his father and a tribute to a Japanese porn star. It's beautifully
fruity stuff.

He An's light installation made up of stolen neon signs. Photo / Supplied


Inside the Making of an Old Timey Neon Sign

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Midland stands on solid ground with 'It's a Gas' exhibit

Midland stands on solid ground with 'It's a Gas' exhibit |
MIDLAND — When you’re looking for ways to keep kids amused this summer,
chances are the periodic table doesn’t make the short list.

Even the title of the latest family-friendly, interactive exhibit to
move into the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art — “It’s a Gas!” —
is more likely to evoke thoughts of pulling a finger than beryllium,
rhodium and francium, also known as Be, Rh and Fr.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Kunthstalle Museum lights up Grand River Avenue

Kunthstalle Museum lights up Grand River Avenue

The only museum devoted exclusively to multimedia and light art exhibits
in America opened its doors June 10 in the historic former Comerica
Headquarters building on Grand River at Warren on the western edge of the Woodbridge neighborhood.

In Germany, where the term originates, a kunsthalle
is more than just a gallery. Around the world, kunsthalles operate as
exhibition halls and community centers for temporary art exhibits,
unlike museums, which host permanent collections. And Kunsthalle Detroit director Tate Osten says the organization hopes to be more than just art space to the city.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Mark's Benefit / Ion Art Open House & Art Show

Mark's Benefit / Ion Art Open House & Art Show
Mark's Benefit / Ion Art Open House & Art Show to benefit local neon
& sequin artist, Mark Leeper Westphal who is battling cancer and in
need of community support. Ion Art is hosting this benefit to raise
funds to help cover Mark's treatment and support. Mark has been
associated with Ion Art for over twenty years and is a wonderful neon
artist. His other magnificent artwork includes large scale detailed
sequined art pieces. Ion Art invites the community to join our local
business friends and private friends to our Open House which will
showcase fabulous art by the artists of Ion Art and friends, the sale of
which will go to benefit Mark Westphal, as well as a silent auction
with donated goodies from local businesses, food by Stony's Pizza, The
Best Wurst and Polkadots Cupcakes, brew by (512) Brewing Company and a
raffle of donated goodies. Musical performances by local musical acts
(noon) Christopher Kelton Fairman, (1pm) Strawberry JAM, (2pm) Arson for
Candy and (3pm) The Jitterbug Vipers. Please join us! Suggested
donation $20-$10-sliding scale. Please see our website or facebook for
more details! shows a list of our wonderful donors!
(407 Radam Lane, #A-100 Austin TX 78745)

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

"Neon Gallery" Fine Art Print by Chris Cherry | RedBubble

This neon sign is a new commission by the Scottish Turner prize winning
artist Martin Creed which has been installed on the front of the
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Neon Gallery by Chris Cherry

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Museum signage

Art Museum Signage | Neon Signages

Many experts in the lighting field believe that the overall outlook for
neon signage seems to be very optimistic. Neon signs have a record of
100 years of successful use in advertising. If there were no neon signs
cities and towns would be darker places and the neon sign industry would
cease to exist, but that is not likely to occur.Let’s start with some general information about neon such as why it’s
used, uses other than advertising, where it’s used here and in other
countries, neon signage around the world, and so much more. Everyone
knows its main use is for advertising and that’s what keeps the neon
sign industry going, but it has many other uses that are beneficial to
the public. Enjoy watching TV? Neon is used in in television tubes. Do
you have a neon wall clock? Neon lighting is use in the home and in many
businesses to enhance and highlight dark areas. It is used in gas
lasers is used to remove eye cataracts and for other medical problems.
Many people have flown, but did you know this? It has been used in
beacons and it has can be seen by pilots have seen it 20 miles away when
it was impossible for them to see other kinds of lights. Neon lights
can be seen through the fog. Many travelers have found it very helpful
when looking for a motel on a foggy night. Neon does all this and more.

Vivid Sydney Illuminates the Harbour City

Vivid Sydney Illuminates the Harbour City | Greatreporter
Thousands lined the edge of Sydney Harbour to watch the first showing of
‘Lighting the Sails’; explored a playground of interactive and
low-energy light art displays by a global field of artists from
countries including Germany, Singapore, New Zealand, The Netherlands,
France, Thailand and Australia; and witnessed FireDance the largest fire
performance ever seen in Australia.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

20+ Neon Porcelain,Tin sign gas, beer, Guaranteed 100%

Viva light at Neon Lab

Viva light at Neon Lab - Isthmus | The Daily Page
Everybody loves neon signs, right? Those colorful symbols of allure that
beckon us to bars and restaurants. Turns out people love neon the way
they love typewriters and film cameras and vinyl LPs. Neon is fading as a
technology — and as a craft. Tom Zickuhr wants to make sure that in
this corner of the world, at least, that doesn't happen.

<b>Neon Lab</b> 3606 Lexington Ave. 608-242-9184 Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5 pm

Flagstaff artist Volkersz' work has a certain glow

In the artistic work titled "Western Landscape," Willem Volkersz
juxtaposes a natural scene with aspen trees and an idyllic mountain
and sky with a street map suggesting a housing development.

Ilford school has a bright future

The vibrant artwork, the Heart of the World of Neon, which was
officially launched on Wednesday, will sit in the 1930’s glasshouse in
the playground of Uphall Primary School, Uphall Road Ilford.
It was built as a collaboration between the pupils and the artist Sally
Labern as part of the Creative Partnerships scheme, and symbolises a
community with different cultures and ideas bound with a big red heart.
The Neon artwork at the school

Artist Sally Labern with headteacher Sherlyn Ramsay & the artwork

Mesa's diving lady sign scheduled for October rededication

King of Neon

Flagstaff Live
Artist Willem
Volkersz, who immigrated to America from Holland as a teenager, has a
love for the West and a fascination for American pop culture. The
contrast of these two things meet with some of the artist’s other
interests to create “Domestic Neon,” a 13-piece solo exhibit that opens
at the Coconino Center for the Arts this week. It’s a show where the
playful and the provocative share the space in one man’s show.

Edgy glass and neon sculpture at tacomas fulcrum gallery

Edgy glass and neon sculpture at Tacoma’s Fulcrum Gallery | Tacoma Arts - The News Tribune
It might have a pretentious name, but don’t let that put you off. Fulcrum Gallery’s
latest show “Pr3v1ews & Pr0toTyp3s” is an inventive combination of
two of Tacoma’s most edgy glass artists – Galen McCarty Turner in
flashing weird-science neon, and Oliver Doriss with elegant in-your-face cast glass – and together the effect goes way beyond the sum of the parts.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Big Star" neon sign by artist Ron Pekar

"Big Star" neon sign by artist Ron Pekar - Online Fundraising Auction - BiddingForGood

"We Big Star fans are a funny bunch and what better way to celebrate their wonderful music and our camaraderie but with Neon?
Original Big Star neon sculptor Ron Pekar
proudly presents to you a neon Big Star in appreciation of Chris Bell,
Alex Chilton, Andy Hummel, Jody Stephens and John Fry and their musical

Please enjoy this
sculpture in the loving spirit it was created; because after thinking
about it, my brother and I broke the original Big Star neon playing
kickball in the house when we were kids.

 - Jonathan Pekar"

Monday, May 23, 2011

Illuminate the valley and beyond

Illuminate the valley and beyond | The Desert Sun |
Standing beneath pink, orange and blue lights in his Cathedral City
studio, Rio Score III dips neon tubing into a 2,000-degree flame.

He bends the neon to create one of several letters that will become part of a business sign.

neon is an art form Score learned from his father and grandfather.
Still, he estimates it took seven years to master the craft.

is such a fabulous medium to work with,” said Score, who along with his
wife, Fine, founded Riofine Neon Sign Company Inc. in 1990. “You're
limited only by your imagination: The sky's the limit.”

Being Billy Apple

Being Billy Apple | Spacific Films
Billy Apple the man, the artist, the brand.


An Internet Address for Every Light Bulb

What if every light bulb had its own unique Internet IP address? The
possibilities are endless: You could monitor, manage and control every
light bulb from any Internet-enabled device – turning lights on and off
individually, dimming or creating scenes from your smartphone, tablet,
PC or TV – to save energy as well as electricity costs. Your “smart
lighting” network could have dozens or even hundreds of appliances
connected through a wireless network designed for maximum energy
savings, communicating information about their environment, about power
consumption levels, and alerting you to any problems

An Internet Address for Every Light Bulb

Friday, May 20, 2011

Neon dreams: 1966 documentary on pop artist Billy Apple

Dangerous Minds | Neon dreams: 1966 documentary on pop artist Billy Apple
Apple was one of the first artists to see the sculptural possibilities
of neon and had several major exhibits of his work, including “Apples to
Xerox” and “Neon Rainbows.” His creations combined fluorescent tubing
often with silk screens and sculpted objects like apples.
“Neon is the purest, hippest color in the world; Day-glo phosphorescent paint looks 1929-ish next to it.”

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Hayward Gallery Presents the First Major London Exhibition of Artist Tracey Emin

The Hayward Gallery Presents the First Major London Exhibition of Artist Tracey Emin
British artist Tracey Emin stands in
front of a piece of her reclaimed painted timber and neon artwork '
Sleeping with you' at the Hayward Gallery, in London. The exhibition is
her first major exhibition in London, and features key works from all
periods of the artist's career, including seldom-seen early works and
more recent large-scale installations.