Offbeat L.A. Event: Sign Geeks- Vintage Neon Photography Exhibit

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Photo by Sign Geek Dale McKeon

Photo by Sign Geek Dale McKeon

Lovers of vintage signage, road trips, artful photography and the eclectic are sure to get some visual satisfaction out of a new photo exhibit opening Saturday July 12th in Pomona. Sign Geeks Vintage Neon Photography Exhibit features 40 different shutterbugs from around the globe who share a passion for capturing the magical beauty of old neon signs. These sadly disappearing gems are often neglected and the Sign Geeks group has banded together with the admirable mission to bring recognition to their often ignored glamour.

Photo by Sign Geek Sharlynn Vee

Photo by Sign Geek Sharlynn Vee

 

Sign Geeks came together a few years ago with the introduction of Instagram. Like always finds like and cool always attracts cool, and as various vintage sign photographers admired each other’s work, a tribe was born. The Instagram hash tag #signgeeks has exploded with hundreds of daily posts and signifies a certain in the know credibility when it comes to sign photography. The core group has organized photo safaris to locales that are still filled with these old-school treasures. Through each other they have found inspiration, friendship and a common connection.

Photo by Sign Geek Steve Spiegel

Photo by Sign Geek Steve Spiegel

This Pomona exhibit is the main feast following a first successful Sign Geeks show, Sign of the Times: California.   This first show is currently running until July 17th at Perfect Exposure Gallery in Koreatown and is a magical and worthwhile see.

Photo by Sign Geek Corey Miller

Photo by Sign Geek Corey Miller

Sign of the Times: California- Perfect Exposure Gallery: 3519 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles, 90020. June 12-July 17, 2014.

 

 

The new show in Pomona is curated by Sharlynn Vee, one of the original Sign Geeks and a photographer in the show as well.

Sign Geeks Vintage Neon Photography Exhibit – Space Pomona: 250 West 2nd Street, Pomona, CA 91766; (909) 623-1694. Opening reception July 12, 2014 6-9pm.

 

 

 

Nikki Kreuzer

About Nikki Kreuzer

Nikki Kreuzer has been a Los Angeles resident for over 30 years. When not working her day job in the film & TV industry, she spends her time over many obsessions, mainly music, art and exploring & photographing the oddities of the city she adores. So far she has written 110 Offbeat L.A. articles, published at the Los Angeles Beat. As a journalist she contributes regularly to LA Weekly, Blurred Culture and has also been published by Oddee.com, Twist Magazine, Strobe and Not For Hire. Nikki is also a mosaic artist, radio DJ and published photographer. Her photography has been featured in exhibit at the Museum of Neon Art, in print at the LA Weekly and in exhibit at the Neutra Museum in Los Angeles. She has recorded with the band Nikki & Candy as bassist, vocalist and songwriter, directing and appearing in the 'Sunshine Sunshine Santa Claus' music video for the band. She co-hosted the monthly radio show Bubblegum & Other Delights on Dublab.com for over two years. Her acting credits include a recent role in the ABC-TV show 'For The People', 'Incident at Guilt Ridge', 'Two and a Half Men', the film 'Minority Report' and 'Offbeat L.A.', a web series, written and hosted by Nikki Kreuzer. Her writing, radio and video portfolio can be found at OffbeatLA.com, her photography work @Lunabeat on Instagram and her music history posts @NikkiKreuzer on Twitter. Find Nikki & Candy music on iTunes, Amazon or at NikkiandCandy.com.
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