“Heaven or Las Vegas” is a solo exhibition by artist Iván Navarro running through October 14, 2012 at Savannah College of Art and Design’s, Museum of Art. The SCAD Museum of Art is a contemporary art and design museum located in Savannah, Georgia.
Born in Santiago, Chile, Iván Navarro is known internationally for his sculptures of neon, fluorescent, and incandescent light. In 2009, he represented Chile in at the 53rd Venice Biennale.
For this show Navarro created a series of neon light wall sculptures based on the floor plans of twelve of the world’s best known skyscrapers, including the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai, Lotte World Tower in Busan, and the Twin Towers in New York.
These buildings were chosen not only for their ambitious innovations in design and engineering but also for the historical paradigm of the global spread of Western architecture. Through a positioned play of mirrors and light, viewers have the experience of looking up into the interior elevation of each building. Many of the actual buildings are more than 1,000 feet high.
Within each work, Navarro has incorporated significant words or phrases like BURDEN, RHYME and PLUNDER, which echo through each structure’s illusory depth.
Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: Noon to 5 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.