DYKE BAR (Neon sign from original Eulogy for The Dyke Bar project)
Macon Reed is a multidisciplinary artist who creates objects that are activated through performance and public participation, creating rituals and discourse around sociopolitical issues and intimacy. Her work is guided by a set of central concerns around power, collective consciousness and belonging, providing an inclusive platform for exchange.
Objects and immersive installations are formed with simple and accessible materials in unapologetically bright colors, allowing the inconsistencies of her hand to show. Each work is framed through a queer and intersectional feminist lens, addressing underrepresented histories and communities.
DIY culture and living off-the-grid formed her approach to collaboration, developing trust with participants, and relating beyond normative culture. Macon believes radical imagination must be protected and her practice challenges the stories we are told and who gets to tell them.
“Eulogy For The Dyke Bar was a pivitol project in my practice and continues to be significant to queer people who reach out to me as it continues to live through stories and pictures as we lose our community spaces. There are only 15 lesbian bars remaining in the US today. This neon sculpture invited people into the gallery. Watch more about the project here: https://vimeo.com/user9521869 ” - Macon Reed
Neon Approx 36 (w) x 11 (h) x 3 (d) inches, in addition to hanging and electrical elements
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