from the scream gallery website:
scream is proud to present london-based light artist chris bracey’s first uk solo exhibition. chris bracey has worked with neon and lights for over thirty years and the title of this exhibition alludes to his remarkable journey and career. bracey has acquired a vast fan base including commissions from high-profile clients such as david lachapelle, stella mccartney, martin creed and vivienne westwood. bracey has also provided dramatic installations for films such as kubrick’s eyes wide shut, burton’scharlie and the chocolate factory and the batman films. many of bracey’s works are self-produced neons, referencing popular culture – “shine a light in the darkness of your soul” was written by martin gore from depeche mode and “there is a light that never goes out” is from a song by the smiths. the exhibition also includes iconic imagery from tattoo culture such as “love & hate”, las vegas and the streets of soho. bracey also salvages old lights from fairgrounds, film props and vintage signs to re-work and re-generate them into contemporary pop sculptures that luminate and conjure a sense of wonder, nostalgia and glamour.