A select exhibition in a private gallery
Where to buy
Mary Weatherford paints sunsets in a whole new way. For five years, the Los Angeles–based artist has been filling mammoth canvases with bold color fields, then affixing to each painting a strip or two of illuminated neon—all in the service of capturing a particular feeling. The series came to mind one evening when Weatherford was driving in Bakersfield and the sky was turning otherworldly colors just as businesses’ neon signs were clicking on and beginning to buzz. The paintings evoke a twilight feeling, the feeling of time running out. Without the neon touch, Weatherford’s swaths of subtly shifting color might evoke merely the soothing power of a beautiful sky at dusk. The humming neon layers in a frisson of danger. At David Kordansky Gallery, 5130 W. Edgewood Pl., Los Angeles. (323) 935-3030. Prices upon request.