Iconic Neon Sculpture "USA" by Chryssa from RoGallery Takes Stage at Dia Foundation's "Chryssa and New York Exhibition"

By: G. Natasha Ramirez

June 07, 2023

USA, First Prepatory Work for a Neon Box

RoGallery is pleased to participate with the inclusion of the mesmerizing neon sculpture "USA" by Chryssa in its highly anticipated "Chryssa and New York Exhibition” by The Dia Foundation, which will run until July 23 before traveling to The Menil Collection in Houston (September 29, 2023–March 10, 2024) and Wrightwood 659 in Chicago (May 1–August 15, 2024). This extraordinary artwork, renowned for its boldness and striking visual impact, will be a focal point of the exhibition, captivating visitors with its vibrant colors and intricate design. Chryssa, an acclaimed Greek-born American artist, cemented her place in art history with her masterful use of neon as a medium. Her pioneering work revolutionized the possibilities of sculpture, transforming neon into a captivating form of artistic expression. "USA," a shining testament to her creative brilliance, encapsulates the artist's deep connection with New York City and her exploration of American identity.

Chryssa - USA, First Preparatory Work for a Neon Box

The neon sculpture "USA" is a triumph of Chryssa's artistic vision, seamlessly merging traditional sculpture techniques with the evocative power of light and color. Composed of vibrant, glowing letters, the artwork forms the word "USA," presented in Chryssa's signature dynamic style. The interplay of light and shadow creates a dynamic visual rhythm that energizes the space, compelling viewers to ponder the multifaceted nature of American culture and its impact on society. “USA" by Chryssa from RoGallery will occupy a central position within the exhibition, as a captivating symbol of Chryssa’s enduring legacy and artistic contribution to the American landscape. The artwork's radiant presence will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on all who encounter it, evoking a profound sense of patriotism and artistic wonder.

Chryssa - USA, First Preparatory Work for a Neon Box

"I saw Times Square with its light and letters, and I realized it was as beautiful and difficult to do as Japanese calligraphy..."

The Dia Foundation's "Chryssa and New York Exhibition" will provide visitors with a comprehensive overview of Chryssa's illustrious career, focusing on her deep connection to the city that served as her muse. This landmark retrospective will feature an array of artworks, including sculptures, paintings, and works on paper, highlighting Chryssa's remarkable ability to capture the essence of New York City's dynamic energy. An opportunity to immerse oneself in the mesmerizing world of Chryssa's artistic brilliance, gaining a deeper understanding of her impact on contemporary art and her enduring legacy.

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