Saturday, March 1, 2014
Tracey Emin: 'Angel Without You' Exhibit at MOCA
It took a few months, but I finally made it to the MOCA to catch the brilliant neon installation by artist, Tracey Emin. It is instant sensory overload the moment you step foot in the all black space, with the only illumination being Emin's neon signs hanging on the walls.
As her exhibit description reads, Emin speaks of love. The signs are clear and straight to the point and have the feel of being handwritten- giving the sentiment a more personal and tangible grasp. Whether you are loved, want to be loved, or still dreaming of love, Emin is able to articulate that simple emotion all humans crave to some capacity in the form of bright lights and universal sayings. As you walk from piece to piece, it's hard to ignore that the language of love, even in it's rawest form, surrounds you as you read Emin's words.