Art Electric: Zoe Grace

27 May - 18 June 2016

Our current exhibition is a brand new show featuring collaborative works by conceptual street artist Zoe Grace and neon creator John Morrissey. Featuring 20 light-box and neon pieces, the works combine the positive messages as seen in Grace’s guerilla-style road signs and John’s design work in neon, acrylic and metal.


Grace began creating street signs more than a decade ago when her son first started going to school on his own. To prevent him getting lost she left signs for him at the relevant bus stops and along the roads to show him which direction to go. Other parents caught wind of the idea; it captured the attention of the public and encouraged Grace to pursue life as an artist.

 

Modifying found street signs, Grace would replace the official text or symbol with her own messages and artworks. Intended to brighten people’s day, Grace would leave the signs in public spaces for everyone to enjoy. Now in this latest body of work, the text-based pieces continue with the theme of positivity, but take the shape of things that are usually less comfortable. Items such as ophthalmologist test boxes and traffic warning signs and replacing them with uplifting and hopeful messages.

The show is now on from 27th May - June 18th. If you would like to request the sales catalogue please email info@rhodescontemporaryart.com

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