VISIT 'NEON WONDERLAND' AT IMITATE MODERN, SHEPHERD MARKET
Get down to Shepherd's Market to experience 'Neon Wonderland' at Imitate Modern, 22nd March - 12th April 2018. If you thought your electricity bill was high, please spare a thought for this bright and brilliant gallery space! Since neon’s commercial inception by French chemist George Claude, the Noble gas has captured many a gaze. But it was the works of Bruce Nauman in the 70’s and, more recently, Tracey Emin which has bought about the next loving phase of neon art works, establishing neon as a must-have for many contemporary art collectors.
Like moths to a flame, viewers find themselves hypnotised and drawn into the light, with the message of each work ingrained in the viewers’ mind more so than that of any other medium. Continuing deeper down the rabbit hole to the realm of the neon darlings, Imitate Modern brings you ‘Neon Wonderland’ a group show of predominantly London based female artists in honour of Women's Month, showcasing British talent working with a medium that crosses the boundaries of scientific principles and artistic expression, whilst comparing the physical fragility of the glass tubes themselves to that of our societal ideologies.
Imitate Modern is an urban contemporary art and photography gallery established in 2011. The gallery moved to Shepherd Market, Mayfair in 2016, and exhibits a line-up of artists working in a vast range of mediums. What unifies artists at Imitate Modern are the skill and the drive to produce innovative, impeccable and sometimes controversial works of art, cementing their achievements in the next generation of industry leaders.