Jul 9th 2021


@ The Latent Space

4150 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Opening Friday, July 9th, from 5PM - 10PM

On view through Sunday, August 22nd

Bright-Line, curated by Kalan Strauss, is a group exhibition consisting of 20 neon artists. The artists in the show range from some of the most popular names in neon, to artists in the beginning stages of their careers.

The title of the show, Bright-Line, refers to the light source class that is unique to neon, which is called a bright-line source. In comparison to a continuum light source (think LEDs), a bright-line light source only emits a definite set of individual wavelengths that is unique to the element or compound being used. The elements used as bright line sources are noble gasses: Helium (He), Neon (Ne), Argon (Ar), Krypton (Kr), Xenon (Xe), and each one has a different molecular structure. When the electrons in these gases are stimulated with electricity, they lose energy in the form of light. The different structures cause the gases to emit different wavelengths which are responsible for the different colors and properties of the light produced.

-The show opens at 5PM on July 9th, and ends at 10PM sharp, and it is open to the public, and free to attend.

-No masks required if you have been fully vaccinated.

-There is a bunch of fragile neon art in the space, so PLEASE be mindful of your surroundings at all times.

-Overflow into the courtyard in back.


Angie Almukhametova

James Akers

The Back Studio

Emily Yong Beck

Jackie Carlise

Jenny Chen

Jacob Fishman

Rebecca Kramer

Caroline LaCava

Helen Lee

Kacie Lees

Zoelle Nagib

Carolina Pereira

Jason Pickleman

Morgan Sims


Kalan Strauss

Daniella Thach

Acacia Way

William Zachary Willis



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