Friday, May 20, 2011
As Highland Park celebrates one of the earliest examples of large electric signage this week with the lighting of the Highland Theatre sign, two new examples are to be found just up the street on Avenue 50. Stephanie Allespach’s “Sometimes” is in the window at Outpost for Contemporary Art just off of York Boulevard through the summer. Jason Manley’s “Believe” can be seen through the window at Public Fiction (the museum of) just off of Aldama. The signs, while modern, are crafted with a nod to historic neon and incandescent bulb styles.