July 2, 2012
The Philadelphia Center For Architecture Presents Neon Art: Folk, Found and Fine, On View Now Through July 27
Organized by Philly’s own neon artist, Len Davidson, Neon Art features artwork created by local craftsmen and artisans using the fun and funky technology of neon lighting.
The free exhibition includes a mix of commercial neon signs made by tinkerers, alongside a variety of objects that utilize neon along with found objects, as well as neon pieces made by trained artists with the “fine art” market in mind. All three categories have rarely been exhibited in Philadelphia, and the PCA’s semi-permanent collection of 13 antique neon signs provides an intriguing, commercial contrast to the art pieces.
Bonus: If you’re in the market for a locally-created neon sign to add to your personal art collection, you’ll be happy to know that many of the pieces in the exhibition are for sale.
Exhibit hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Neon Art: Folk, Found and Fine at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture
When: Now through July 27
Where: 1218 Arch Street
More info: www.philadelphiacfa.org