The power of light celebrated in tolerance themed show at Lights of Soho

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PSYTERRATICA (AN HOMAGE TO THE ULTIMATE PAINTING) DEBORAH TCHOUDJINOFF BESPOKE ELECTRONICS, ACRYLIC, PLYWOOD, STEEL, VENEER

Lights of Soho has announced its full list of artists selected to exhibit at the second annual open submission show,

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that”.

The show, named and jointly curated by FAD Editor-in-Chief Mark Westall, attracted submissions from hundreds of established and emerging light artists from across Europe.

LIGHT THE WAY  OLIVIA STEELE HAND BLOWN NEON TUBES, VINTAGE GAS CAN
35 X 46 X 20 CM 

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PHILIP COLBERT  NEON SCULTURE ON IRON WORK  117 X 15 CM 

Mark Westall and Lights of Soho’s Exhibitions Producer Alexa Pearson, have curated 29 artists and over 40 artworks that will be available to view and purchase, with prices starting at £300.

Amongst those selected include renowned neon artist, Olivia Steele – who has displayed works across the world from Burning Man festival to the Rumney Guggenheim Gallery, New York. The ‘Prince of London Pop Art’ Philip Colbert will exhibit his first series of neons. Christabel MacGreevy and Kate Bellm will be exhibiting a series of photographs on lightboxes shot by Kate and edited by Christabel. Also exhibiting are Lauren Baker, who has just had her first solo show at MC Saatchi, Benjamin Murphy, Dannielle Hodson, plus many more leading lights.

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MIAMI VICE SARAH POPE OIL ON BOARD WITH NEON 60 X 80 CM

Inspired by the Martin Luther King Jr quote,

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that”

the open submission show looks to remember the power of light in times of political unrest across the world.

Westall states

“It was a sheer pleasure to be involved in the curation of this show. We wanted artists to show us work that drives away the dark and hate – we want to celebrate light and love. Lights of Soho is one of the most interesting venues in London and it is admirable that the gallery is, once again, supporting emerging artists and giving talented young people the chance to demonstrate their creativity and exhibit their work.”

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Lights of Soho curator Hamish Jenkinson states,

“The quality of submissions this year was fantastic, and perhaps even exceeded the standard of submissions we received last year. It is incredibly heartening to see so many submissions, and such a wide variety of styles. The sheer number of submissions shows us that there is a real need for emerging artists to have a platform to display their work, and we at Lights of Soho consistently aspire to provide that.”

Alongside having their art displayed in Lights of Soho, artists will also receive complimentary memberships to Lights of Soho.

FULL LIST OF ARTISTS
Olivia Steele, Philip Colbert, Christabel MacGreevy x Kate Bellm, Dangerous Minds, Papi, Lauren Baker,Sara Pope, Piers Bourke, Benjamin Murphy, A A van Linden Tol, Henry Byrne, Lake Twins, Lauren McLaughlin, THE DnA FACTORY MRBS,Glenn “FITZY” Fitzpatrick, Dannielle Hodson, Emma Elliott, Gillian Westgate, Patxa Ibarz Gil, Richard Hughes, Kim Smith, Eve De Haan, Homily Alice, Susan Henderson, Marta Fuster Barutell, Deborah Tchoudjinoff, Montague Armstrong & Ramachandra Michael Wallner, Joe Kibria and Bridie Murdock.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that” 29th September- 29th October
Private view Wednesday 28th September, 6-9pm. www.LightsofSoho.com

 I LIVE HERE GILLIAN WESTGATE ALUMINIUM PANEL WITH PRINT AND PINK NEON 

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PRESENT TENSE MARTA FUSTER BARUTELL  LED, LIGHT SENSOR, MICROPROCESSOR CIRCUIT, GLASS, WOOD 

About Mark Westall

Mark Westall is the founder and editor of FAD magazine, a curation of the world’s most interesting culture, and Creative Director of FAD Agency, a digital creative agency: www.fad.agency