The School of Design invites everyone to join us for the Opening Reception of David Hutson's Memory and Desire: A Personal Exploration of Neon Art, Past and Present.
Hutson is a neon artist with a specialization in theater production. He has exhibited his artwork nationally and is a consultant for internationally renowned theatrical productions. Hutson lectures extensively about his collection of restored vintage neon signs and serves on numerous historic preservation commissions with a focus on the care and maintenance of objects related to Historic Route 66. Hutson is a key member of the Neon Heritage Preservation Committee of the Route 66 Association of Missouri. Hutson lives in St. Louis, Missouri and owns Neon Times in St. Charles, Missouri where he creates his own work and restores neon signs.
"Artist Larry Rivers once said, 'Neon has gaiety, joy, pageantry, circus qualities,” and that “the canvas is the night. Neon is the simplest and strongest from of illustration.' By presenting these two practices simultaneously, the exhibition illuminates spectacle, lays out the precise combination of decoration and messaging and highlights Hutson’s exploration of his sculptural practice using a material that moves like luminous, science-fantasy."
Excerpt from "A Buzzing Glow," Exhibition Review by Dana Turkovic, Curator. Laumeier Sculpture Park, St Louis, MO for images of Hutson's past projects visit: https://www.facebook.com/NeonTime1/
Reception food generously provided by Ponchatoulas Restaurant.
Gallery hours are 9-4pm, M-F. Additional hours open for viewing during receptions and events as announced.