Lighten Up: Soho Exhibition Looks On The Bright Side

Sarah Stewart
By Sarah Stewart Last edited 38 months ago
Lighten Up: Soho Exhibition Looks On The Bright Side
Rob & Nick Carter - Topless
Rob & Nick Carter - Topless
Aphra Shemza - Composition X
Aphra Shemza - Composition X
Lights Of Soho
Lights Of Soho
Anna Lomax - Fry Up
Anna Lomax - Fry Up
Lights Of Soho
Lights Of Soho
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Alex Randall - Seagull with Shopping Trolley
Alex Randall - Seagull with Shopping Trolley
Diana Chire - Litmfagchwthco
Diana Chire - Litmfagchwthco
Rupert Newman - Faces Changed
Rupert Newman - Faces Changed
Tracey Emin - I Promise To Love You
Tracey Emin - I Promise To Love You

An ex-brothel and porn shop in the heart of Soho has reopened as a gallery with a show focussing on neon and light art, including works from Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk, God's Own Junkyard and the Kinetica Museum.

The works on display are an eclectic range, from tongue-in-cheek neon and vintage Soho sex shop signage to witty works such as Rob & Nick Carter's topless beefeaters, or the more bizarre taxidermy light art of Alex Randall (keep an eye out for his seagull wall lamps in the atmospheric basement rooms). The building that houses the exhibition, dubbed Lights of Soho, also operates as a private members' club with special events and a lounge area inside.

City Lights... Lay Out Before Us continues at Lights of Soho until 5 July. Free admission. See Lights of Soho website for opening hours.

Last Updated 12 June 2015