I Fixed It! Thrift Store Neon by Danielle James
Opening Reception: Friday, January 11th
From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
I Fixed It! Thrift Store Neon combines Danielle’s love of thrift shopping, humor and the practice of neon bending. Transforming discarded and often mass produced canvas art into something completely different and one of a kind. Using pop culture, satire and current events as inspiration Danielle uses the imagery already in the mass produced painting to inform the neon she will add. Because each thrift store painting is different and had its own set of designs, each neon element added is specific and each one offers a new challenge.
Danielle James is a neon artist living in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has her Masters of Fine Art from East Carolina University and her Bachelors of Fine Art from Millersville University in Lancaster Pennsylvania. Two years into her neon apprenticeship at Glas studios in Raleigh’s warehouse district she uses her current series of artwork mainly as a venue to practice bending glass. She is part of the SheBends collective of female neon benders and has exhibited her neon artwork at both The Midway in San Francisco, California and VAR WEST Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Follow her neon work @D_J_neon
Follow her metals work @D_J_metal
Exhibition on display January 1-31.