1 September 2016 – 17 January 2017
Four White Cube artists are featured in ‘NEON: The Charged Line’ at Grundy Art Gallery. Bringing together neon artworks from the 1960s to the present day, this exhibition marks the most significant survey focusing solely on the medium of neon in the UK to date.
While Tracey Emin and Cerith Wyn Evans both use neon text in the works on display, Eddie Peake is among the artists using neon to create sculptural drawing. Robert Irwin is one the earlier exponents of neon art exhibited – Irwin was a forerunner of the influential Califonian minimalist ‘Light and Space’, with fluorescent light playing a part in his experimentation with perception from the 1970s.
The exhibition will coincide with Blackpool’s famous ‘Illuminations’ (2 September – 6 November 2016), a six-mile long lighting display which has taken place regularly along the promenade for over a century.
‘NEON: The Charged Line’
Grundy Art Gallery
Special exhibition opening times:
Closed Mondays & 24 December 2016–2 January 2017 inclusive.
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Tracey Emin ‘I know I know I know’ 2002
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