Glenn Ligon’s neon text based work at Luhring Augustine is continuation of the artist lineage of art that toys with issues of race, language, class, sex, and identity. I’ve seen many images of these works online so it was nice to experience them in person within an intimate gallery space. The ambience of the neon glow has quite an effective presence when experiencing this work , something not realized in image. I appreciate how Ligon’s text appears to float of the wall and fuzz into the gallery space, which makes his quirky and satyrical messages even more potent.
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