LIGHT WORKS, 1968 TO 2017
The first solo exhibition of American artist Keith Sonnier, represented exclusively in Italy by the gallery since February 2018. The exhibition documents the evolution of the artist’s creative process from the first historical pieces from 1968 to his recent work. Keith Sonnier is among the first and most significant representatives of a generation of artists who pioneered a radical approach to sculpture. Since the late 1960s, he has challenged its preconceived notions by experimenting with industrial and ephemeral materials ranging from latex and satin, to found objects, transmitters and video. In 1968, he began creating wall sculptures using incandescent light bulbs, neon and transformers, experimenting with neon in organic as well as geometric configurations with the aim of giving new form to light and new meaning to the material.