The Museum of Neon Art recently debuted She Bends: Women in Neon, the largest and most inclusive all-female neon exhibition… Ever. Curated by neon artist Meryl Pataky, She Bends features 29 artists who use neon as their primary medium, despite being in the midst of a primarily male-dominated trade. Each work is intimate, with the woman either bending the tubes herself or installing and assembling with her own hands. With a myriad of backgrounds – some of the featured artists have their own neon shops or work in one while others teach the craft, this show shines light on an often overlooked demographic within the art world.
Pushing back against the notion that neon is solely a man’s field, She Bends allows us to appreciate a group of women who craft exquisite pieces with their own two hands. Featured artists include Kate Hush, Eva De Haan, Megan Stelljes, Meryl Pataky, Olivia Steele, and more, this exhibition is not to be missed. On display at Glendale’s Museum of Neon Art from now until February 11th, 2018.