Keith Sonnier: Light Works
Exhibition, Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain (MAMAC), Nice, France, until 29 November 2015.
Keith Sonnier is less renowned as a sculptural light artist than his pioneering contemporaries Dan Flavin and Bruce Nauman. But this exhibition at the Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain (MAMAC) in Nice reveals how the American artist's uplifting work is deserving of closer attention. It sees neons being employed in more expressive ways, differing from the rigorous approach of Flavin and the more conceptual art of Nauman. Around 30 works by the American artist are on display, revealing the joyfulness and playfulness of his curvy neon and multi-media pieces.