FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
THE GALLERY at 3517 W. Sunset presents
THE SCIENCE OF LOVE
A group exhibit featuring neon artist Lili Lakich.
Exhibition Dates: February 8th – March 24th, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, February 8th, 7-9PM
ATTRACTION or love. LOVE or attraction.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 11AM – 6PM
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11AM – 8PM
Featured artist: Lili Lakich
Internationally recognized as a pioneer in the art of neon sculpture, Lili Lakich began drawing with light while still a student at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Bored by traditional painting, sculpture and graphic arts techniques, she came to realize that what really interested her were the roadside attractions and neon signs of motels and truck stops that were an integral part of America's landscape.
In 1981, she and Richard Jenkins co- founded the Museum of Neon Art (MONA) in her 5,000 sq.ft studio in downtown Los Angeles. Lakich's retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Neon Art in 1985 was accompanied by her self-published award-winning book Neon Lovers Glow in the Dark.
In 1989, Lakich received public commissions for Unity Savings Bank in Brentwood, The Washington Building in downtown Los Angeles, the Columbia Square Building in San Diego and California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. The 75-ft. long L.A. Angel, for California Plaza, was completed in 1992.
In 2009, Lakich completed her largest public art sculpture to date—-the 114-ft. long Flyaway for the Van Nuys FlyAway bus terminal in Van Nuys, California. Constructed of honeycomb aluminum with painted copper and brass laminates and found objects, the sculpture features 700 feet of neon tubing powered by 200,000 volts of electricity.
In 2011, she was invited to be one of the "Downtown Legends," a show of five artists curated by Dale Youngman for Art Share in Los Angeles. Lakich curated a new work for the exhibition--American Idol.
THE GALLERY at 3517 west sunset
3517 W. Sunset Boulevard
Enter Through Dustmuffin
Silver Lake, CA, 90026
Nestled inside of the cozy Silver Lake gift and home décor store, dustmuffin, is The Gallery at 3517 west sunset. The Gallery opened in June 2011. It is an intimate, yet accessible space showcasing multi – disciplines from photography to assemblage.
For more information, please contact Kerry Vitiello at firstname.lastname@example.org or 323.644.2828