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  • Keith Sonnier

    1941 born in Mamou, Louisiana, USA
    lives and works in New York, USA

    Since 1968, light has been the preferred artistic means of Keith Sonnier who was one of the trailblazers towards a »new sculpture« in the 1970s. Until then, the neon tube was mainly known from advertising and the everyday life. Keith Sonnier though combined it with glass, fabric, latex or metal, in order to emphasize the sensual and emotional qualities of these materials. The artist also realized numerous projects of art in architecture among which his work for Munich’s new airport (1989-92) is particularly important.

    Exhibitions at Häusler Contemporary’s (since 2012)
    »And The Stars Look Very Different Today« | group show, Zurich | 2018
    »Negotiating Geometry« | group show Zurich | 2018
    »Portal Series and Selected Early Works« | solo show Zurich | 2017

    »energy : analog« | group show Lustenau | 2016/2017
    Collector’s Choice Andy Jllien »My Shoes Are Your Shoes« | group show Zurich | 2015
    »Portal Drone« | solo show Munich | 2015
    »The Collection« | solo show Lustenau | 2014/2015
    »When Attitudes Become Icons« | group show Zurich | 2013
    »Temperamente auf Papier II« | group show Zurich | 2013
    »Cannes Series and Selected Works« | solo show Zurich | 2012

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