Saturday, 23 November 2013

love neon neon love

These are the first sections off the pump from D J Roberts new neon art piece, "I'M IN LOVE WITH THE MODERN WORLD". 15mm clear red, 305mm cap height.

More photos to follow after a January installation at the 99p Store in Walthamstow.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Neon Sculpture, "Flow" at The Old Fire Station, Oxford

Last week saw the installation of "Flow", a three dimensional neon sculpture at The Old Fire Station, Oxford.

"Flow" is the culmination of many months of work for Mary Branson and Jono Retallick, collaborating with the homeless charity Crisis Skylight at their Oxford headquarters in The Old Fire Station Arts Centre, Oxford.

The initial breif was to produce a small, four metre long, three dimensional neon sculpture, made up of two, two metre sections of neon to hang in the entrance hall of The Old Fire Station, Oxford. After some early discussions the overall length of the piece was increased from four to fourteen metres and comprising of seven, two metre sections of 15mm White 6200K 1A glass.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

One and Three Joseph Kosuth

Sara Hurley's new solo exhibition "Talking Concrete" is on at the 5th Base Gallery, 23 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ , open to the public from 4th. October until 9th. October, 12.00pm to 6.00pm.

Sara is presenting a series of works including an installation inspired by the artist Joseph Kosuth and called "One and Three Joseph Kosuth", made from her imaginary drawings of Kosuth in neon and a series of recordings of face to face interviews with members of the public, looking for today's societal view on art.

The neon piece itself is made up of six sections of 15mm White ID glass with 30m/A electrodes and running on a 6000volt/25m/A transformer with open circuit protection. 

Sunday, 16 June 2013

James Franco's Neon Art

Here are a couple of pieces recently commissioned for James Franco's London gallery debut, Psycho Nacirema at Pace Gallery 6-10 Lexington Street, London W1F 0LB running from June 6th 2013 - July 27th 2013.

Based around Hitchcock's "Bates Motel", the exhibition has been curated by Turner prize-winning artist Douglas Gordon and includes a large scale video installation entwining Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic Psycho with the 1920's Fatty Arbuckle murder scandal.

The two neon pieces were made using 10mm White 1D with 8mm clear red for the word vacancy. 50 R 90 and 25 R 50 electrodes were used as well as three Hansen 20/3 convertors in each sign. The neon was then mounted onto the hand painted sign written boxes using clear coarse threaded tube supports and nickel wire.