The Queen’s Junkyard – Nate Sheaffer & Louis St. Louis – First Thursday Soft Opening
March 3, 2022 6:00 pm - March 3, 2022 10:00 pm
FL!GHT Gallery is proud to show new collaborative works by neon master Nate Sheaffer and the late Louis St. Louis.
Nate Sheaffer and Louis St. Lewis have collaborated on many residential and commercial projects together, as well as adorning many LiveNation venues around the country with their signature eclectic style.
The Queen’s Junkyard harkens to both artists’ peculiar devotion to utilizing elements otherwise slated for landfills, giving life and permanence to the misbegotten.
Sadly, this gathering of St. Lewis’s works are among the last new works the world will see. Celebrate the mind of a contemporary genius and bask in the neon glow forever.
Nate Sheaffer is the father of Glas Studio in North Carolina and Big Sexy Neon in New Orleans. His 30+ years as a neon artist has made him dedicated to bolstering the appreciation, knowledge, and manufacturing of American Neon.
After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in the late 80’s, Sheaffer was inspired to begin specializing in installations featuring neon lighting. His distinctive style consists of adding colorful neon wording and designs to found objects, sculptures, and canvases.
Louis St. Louis
Shape Shifter. Provocateur. Brat Prince. Legend. Louis St. Lewis – a renowned artist and man who defied convention, who wore every hat proudly, and was a force of nature.
Louis made an indelible impact on the art world and his court of friends and admirers.
Bradley Sumrall, Curator of the Collection at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, wrote, “With a Warholian melding of persona and practice, Louis St. Lewis activated spaces around the world with his bold, lush and seductive work. Blurring the lines between fashion and fine art, his art vibrates with a highly original aesthetic — deeply Southern and filled with art historical reference. With his passing the art world has lost its Postmodern Prince of Southern Gothic Pop.”