New Viewings #9
Curated by Barbara Thumm
Sam Durant,* in 1961 Seattle, Washington,
lives and works in Los Angeles
These lightbox signs are part of a long running series of electric signs that Durant has been making since 2001.
Typically Durant transforms hand written slogans from protests and demonstrations onto the large format commercial signs. The early signs were produced by master commercial sign maker David Burgess in Los Angeles, Durant now employs local companies to fabricate the works in the places where they are exhibited.