Having A Bad Week? These Neon Signs Will Cheer You Up

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Having A Bad Week? These Neon Signs Will Cheer You Up

The first major exhibition for the British conceptual street artist Zoe Grace sees her collaborate with neon creator John Morrissey to develop her 2D sketches into a melange of 3D neon or perspex and metal works.

The show features 20 pieces in all. Light boxes and neon signs illuminate the gallery space and reflect messages of positivity and hope.

From swirls of neon letters that spell out 'everything is possible' to luminous butterflies glowing warmly in a bell jar, each piece takes anything up to three weeks to complete, with the artist careful to ensure each detail is perfect.

Grace's ideas started when her son was old enough to walk to school — she simply adapted ready-made street signs and left them along the route her son took, ensuring he always walked the right way. Soon, she started making a name for herself among fellow parents and friends, as a sort of guerrilla artist.

By Ezelle Alblas

27 May-18 June, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, 42 New Compton Street, WC2H 8DA. Entry is free.

Last Updated 24 May 2016