Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Chapel Gallery, 15 King St.
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No Vacancy showcases an ambitious series of paintings Allan Beckley began in 1999. Based on personal photographs of his travels across Canada and the United States, Allan has produced a painstakingly crafted series of high realist acrylic paintings depicting historical neon signage. Sometimes whimsical, sometimes derelict, sometimes even tragic, Allan’s selection of imagery gives us a rare and comprehensive view of the so-called vernacular design of North American, post-war culture as he documents its momentum toward extinction. Allan’s clarity of detail pays homage to neon signage as an unmistakable and lasting influence on contemporary lifestyle, architecture and design.
No Vacancy opens with a public reception on Saturday, November 23 from 1pm until 3pm.