Date - March 28, 2018
4:30 pm until 6:00 pm
Neuberger Museum of Art
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY, 10577
In conjunction with NEON: Stephen Antonakos: Proscenium + Bending Light: Neon Art 1965 to Now, the Neuberger Museum of Art will present “In Conversation: NEON”, a discussion with Thomas Rinaldi, author of New York Neon; Jeff Friedman, owner of Let There Be Neon studio, and Sarah Blood, contemporary mixed-media artist. Avis Larson, Assistant Curator at the museum will be the moderator.
This event is free for Neuberger Museum Members, Purchase College Students, Faculty, & Staff, and $10 for non-Members. RSVP to Laura by Tuesday, February 27.
More information: In Conversation: NEON
From the website: neuberger.org
Neon signs are an iconic part of the urban American landscape; they have been illuminating brands for nearly a century. But neon also has attracted artists who have realized its potential as vehicles for expression and commentary. Beginning January 28, 2018, the Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College will shine a new light on neon as an art form, presenting two illuminating exhibitions:
Stephen Antonakos: Proscenium + Bending Light: Neon Art 1965 to Now
January 28 – June 24, 2018
Proscenium, curated by Helaine Posner, Chief Curator, features a monumental, site-specific work, originally created in 2000 for the Neuberger Museum’s vast Theater Gallery. Named for a type of Greek stage, Proscenium wraps and brilliantly illuminates the Gallery’s perimeter walls, animating the darkened space with vibrant color, glowing light, and calligraphic line. A pioneer in the use of neon as a fine art material, Antonakos (1926-2013) created “luminous environments that are both tangible and transcendent,” notes Ms. Posner. “His neon installations are classic studies in light, space, and form.”
Bending Light: Neon Art 1965 to Now presents the work of twelve artists who explore the use of this versatile medium as well as their close collaboration with skilled glass-benders. The exhibition will focus on the oft-blurred lines between commercial and fine art, and consider the complicated interplay among light, chemistry, and artistic vision. Featured are iconic works from the Neuberger Museum’s permanent collection as well as works on loan from public and private collections.
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY