Dan Flavin’s Neon
How do you fix your drab mood during a hailstorm when it’s supposed to be Spring? Light! Lots of it! And neon! The Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton was a colorful beacon this weekend in the midst of a 4-inch snow. In a small barn-style former Baptist church, the downstairs is devoted to typed coded correspondence between Sol LeWitt and Carl Andre. Upstairs is one large space that has been divided by walls to separate the neon colors. So you can experience each light installation individually, or step back and take in the edges of the room which are fully illuminated in a neon spectrum.
A+S digs Dan Flavin and his contemporaries. Check out our visit to his pal Donald Judd’s building in Soho, where Dan Flavin’s neon installation is on prominent display at the foot of Judd’s bed.