Scottsdale Public Art

Temporary Art

sLightly Colossal

sLightly Colossal is an exhibition of sculpture exploring light by Arizona State University faculty, alumni, and graduate candidates celebrating the United Nation’s 2015 Year of Light curated by James White, Professor of Sculpture, at ASU. 


Artwork that uses projected light, neon, LEDs, incandescent, and reflected light dazzles the eyes. Light can be slight, and can be colossal. Light demands our attention, commands a space, and transports us, perhaps to our primitive selves, marveling at the stars, so many light-years away.


Professor James White is a sculptor and neon artist who exhibits throughout the US and internationally. White uses emitted light in his own artwork, and established the ASU Neon Workshop where students bend glass tubes and process them into "neon" light and art. This neon facility in sculpture is unique to a handful of art programs in the world.


The sculpture program in the ASU Herberger Institute School of Art is a spirited community of artists working in a dynamic range of media and approaches. Students have opportunities to work in neon, study electronics and kinetics in sculpture, and cast in iron, bronze and aluminum. Video installations, performance art and interactivity are combined with woodworking, metal fabrication and public art. 

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