[June 18 2011]
For her latest exhibition at Leadapron, artist Amanda Eliasch has presented an installation of seven neons around the theme of sin. Using the capitalist symbol of neon and noble gas as her material, sin comes to play as element in this ether. It is the neon that welcomes us to sin whether it be a strip club, vagabond motel or sugar filled soda. Using neon both to expose and reveal it aims to express, she places herself as the subject of this intention to humor and question the prevalence of sin in what she calls a ‘feckless and fallow world’. Are these mantras or jokes? Eliasch curates her sense of value in the world of today with playfulness.
Photo Brad Elterman