Keith Sonnier Solo Show at Tripoli Gallery

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Keith Sonnier, the renowned sculptor, will be having a show of some of his most recent work at Tripoli Gallery in Southampton. ‘Elliptical Transmissions’ will be on view at 30A Jobs Lane from July 17 through August 17, 2014, with a public reception on Thursday, July 17th from 6 to 8pm.

Sonnier built a reputation for himself as part of the Process Art movement in the 60s and gained international renown for his architectural neon installations in public spaces. The artist, first using found, industrial, and technological objects to create his work, began incorporating neon lights in the late 60s. This choice has since come to be a defining element of his style.  Sonnier’s interest in transmission and its role in the modern world has been evident throughout his long career. In the last five years, the artist has explored these concepts and forms of communication with even more focus, creating a body of work that complicates the relationship between sending and receiving.

An illustrated catalogue with an essay by British poet Max Blagg will accompany the exhibition and mark Sonnier’s first solo exhibition at Tripoli Gallery.

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Space Slipper, 1992
Corrugated aluminum, paint (two units)
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Propeller Spinner (Antenna Series), 1992
Aluminum and neon
Images via Tripoli Gallery press release