Keith Sonnier: Until Today

15 March–2 June 2019

Exhibition Overview

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Keith Sonnier, detail of Catahoula (Tidewater Series), 1994. Found objects, neon tubing, electrical wire, and transformer. 56 x 29 x 24 in. Collection of the artist.

The first comprehensive museum survey for Keith Sonnier, the exhibition celebrates a pioneering figure in conceptual, post-minimal video and performance art of the late 1960s. Born in Grand Mamou, Louisiana in 1941, Sonnier is widely recognized for his signature works executed in neon, deviating from much abstract art of the time in its engagement with questions of materiality, human connectivity, and politics.

Keith Sonnier: Until Today includes over twenty key artworks and installations created between 1969 and 2018. Featured are some of Sonnier's illustrious work in neon, as well as rarely exhibited works in sound, satin, radio waves, and bamboo that demonstrate Sonnier's interest in the way architecture, light and form commingle to shape human experience, communication and interconnection.

(Image courtesy Keith Sonnier Studio, New York. Photograph by Caterina Verde. © Caterina Verde. ©Artists Rights Society (ARS). Copyright: ARS New York.)

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