The Light Within Private View

The Light Within at RISE Gallery

Despite the cold damp weather Rise Gallery had a good attendance for the private view of their first exhibition of the New Year, The Light Within . A retrospective of artists that use the medium of neon lights to inspire and wow! The collection was very well assembled and installed to create a great aesthetic in the room, from Lauren Baker’s personal outlook to Rebecca Mason’s brutal observations there was much to enjoy and take in.


All Living Beings by Lauren Baker

Lauren Baker, All Living Beings 100 x 50 x 6cm Pink neon in black aluminium tray Edition of 6

Rebecca Mason, Pin The Tale of Woe on The Donkey 100 x 80cm Neon on direct painted aluminium in deep aluminium frame

Throw into the mix some great sounds from the DJ, fire eating dancers and some rather lovely craft brew from Inkspot Brewery in Streatham and all in all Rise Gallery can be rightly proud of this exhibition.

The exhibition is running until the 9th March with art from a wonderful selection of contemporary neon artists, including; Lee Blackshaw, Jimmy Galvin and Illuminati Neon. It’s not one to be missed.

Illuminati Neon, Captain America 110 x 82cm Red and blue neon on wooden board, hand painted Donald Trump with dimmer

Illuminati Neon, Weapons of Mass Distraction 100 x 132cm Hand painted Kate and Wills, gold frame, pink neon with dimmer

Lee Blackshaw, We Ride Together 6ft x 3ft Blue neon and giclee

Illuminati Neon, Personal Jesus 90 x 100cm Hand painted Mexican Jesus with lilac neon and dimmer

Read more about the exhibition
More Pictures from the evening here