FRED TSCHIDA: CIRCLESPHERE
*Please note CIRCLESPHERE at 7A will close 4pm 30.10.2021 for a
Thurs - Sun
12:00 - 18:00
The Art House:
*Please note CIRCLESPHERE at The Art House will close 4pm 20.10.2021 for a Private event.
Monday 10:00 – 20:00
Tuesday 10:00 – 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 – 20:00
Thursday 10:00 – 16:00
Friday 10:00 – 16:00
Saturday 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday 11:00 – 15:00
About the exhibition
The Art House and Neon Workshops have partnered to bring the work of neon artist Fred Tschida to Europe for the first time.
CIRCLESPHERE marks ten years since Neon Workshops was established in Wakefield, and 20 years since its founder – artist Richard William Wheater – was introduced to Fred Tschida’s alternative explorations in neon, as his student at Alfred University.
It was while studying in New York that Wheater discovered Tschida’s kinetic sculpture ‘Sphere (2000), which he cites as the piece that made him fall in love with neon. The exhibition is a celebration of both this moment and Fred Tschida’s lifelong obsession with light and movement as an art form, as well as Wheater’s determination to introduce the world to an un-sung neon master.
LOCATED ACROSS TWO VENUES
The Art House
Drury Ln, Wakefield WF1 2TE
CIRCLESPHERE includes six gas-filled glass illuminated sculptures, revolving on free-standing wooden frames, each between 2.1m and 2.8m tall. The pieces, entitled ‘Frederick Carder Vase Forms’ will be displayed across two floors at The Art House, alongside work from Tschida’s former student turned collaborator, Richard William Wheater.
Thornes Mill, Denby Dale Rd, Wakefield WF2 7AZ
CIRCLESPHERE will be accompanied by ‘SPHERE’, a huge rotating neon-circle, which will feature at 7A, Neon Workshops’ project space, filling the 3000 sq. ft warehouse space.
‘PEOPLE KEEP REFERRING TO NEON AS ARTIFICIAL LIGHT.
THAT’S NOT TRUE, IT’S AS REAL AS SUNLIGHT OR FIRELIGHT.’
The exhibition contains work that may not be safe for some people with epilepsy or other forms of photosensitivity.
At The Art House:
Six sculptures featuring neon tubes rotating at 32 revolutions per minute
One sculpture featuring a 22-ft static neon tube
One large circular neon tube rotating at 15 revolutions per minute
If you are concerned about the work affecting you but would like to observe the work switched off, please contact us to arrange your visit.
Level access throughout, accessible toilets and text provided in large print and braille.