She Bends: Women in Neon Art Opening w/YACHT, Live!

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She Bends: Women in Neon Art Opening w/YACHT, Live!

Saturday - Apr 7

8:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

The Midway

$0.00 - $30.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

She Bends: Women in Neon
She Bends: Women in Neon
She Bends is the largest most inclusive all women exhibit ever put together, featuring 32 woman benders from around the globe.
Making a splash at The Museum of Neon in LA earlier this year, She Bends, hailed as “revolutionary” by Juxtapoz, will be hitting the Bay Area this Spring.

Produced by The Midway Gallery - an exhibition space uniquely positioned within a larger creative complex - She Bends SF will feature program enhancements such as a big opening night soiree, workshops, demos, panel discussions and salon dinners.

Curated by Bay Area bender and favorite, Meryl Pataky, She Bends is the largest, most inclusive all-female neon exhibition ever put together.

“Pataky is very knowledgeable and deep into the badass, dangerously spontaneous art form of neon bending and is the perfect curator to seek out and celebrate like-minded artists”

-Juxtapoz



“Neon has traditionally been a men’s field, yet today we see a growing number of women picking up the torch and bending glass for themselves to create artwork as well as signs. Originally known for its commercial applications - including seedy depictions of the female figure - neon in now appreciated for its conceptual content. Women’s influence on the medium has proven to further neon’s role as an art form and thus prolonged its survival as a trade”

-Kim Kogan, The Museum of Neon on the social importance of She Bends



“The material of neon itself is heavy with historical overtones, the act of women repurposing this trade to convey messages about the female experience is in and of itself an act of rebellion - not to mention these women are wildly talented and their neon works are an absolute pleasure for the eyes.”

-Kelsey Issel, Arts Director at The Midway Creative Complex on why she was compelled to bring the show to SF
YACHT
YACHT
Jona began recording as YACHT in 2002, releasing Super Warren MMIV, MEGA, and I Believe In You. Your Magic Is Real. During this time, Jona released albums with The Blow—including 2006’s breakout Paper Television—collaborated with Devendra Banhart, Little Wings, and The Microphones, was a prolific remixer, and created commissioned performances for Rhizome, The Kitchen, and MoMA.

YACHT became a duo with the addition of writer Claire L. Evans in 2009. Their critically-acclaimed See Mystery Lights was named “Best New Music” by Pitchfork and “Critic’s Choice” by the New York Times. The pair have since formed the nucleus of a nervy and experimental live band that expanded and contracted on tours with LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Vampire Weekend, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Their 2011 album Shangri-La was followed by a string of singles and EPs, each showcasing a canny design sensibility. On the release of their 2014 EP Where Does This Disco?, WIRED called YACHT "music not as a thing in itself, but the beginning of a chain of experiences which has no edge.”

Their 2015 album I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler was released with a conceptual campaign nominated for two Webby Awards. At the end of 2016, YACHT imploded. They returned in 2017 with Strawberry Moon, a pop polemic about online culture, animal rights, and failure. Claire’s book, Broad Band, will be published by Penguin in March 2018.
Cosmonauts
Cosmonauts
Garage/psychedelic rock band from Fullerton, California [U.S.A.]
Venue Information:
The Midway
900 Marin Street
San Francisco, CA, 94124
http://themidwaysf.com/