BILLY APPLE®: RAINBOWS 1965

18 May - 27 July 2022
Overview

The Mayor Gallery is pleased to announce our forthcoming exhibition Rainbows 1965 by Billy Apple®. A re-staging of Apple's ground-breaking solo exhibition first shown at Bianchini Gallery in New York City, 1965 and credited with being one of the first to treat electric light as a new sculptural medium, a move that was then beginning to galvanise a range of artists working in the USA and Europe. Taking the rainbow as its central motif, this show proved Apple’s attraction to new products and advancing technologies, and his fascination for the science of colour and light.

Working extensivally with the artist’s wife, Mary Apple, to prepare the surviving works still in the artist’s possession, The Mayor Gallery will feature four original neon sculptures, a rare semi-circular Rainbow print, and three Plexiglas objects, the exhibition will be the first time Apple’s Rainbows have been presented together since 1965.

Works