Behind The Mesmerizing Mandalas of James Stanford’s “Shimmering Zen” | Juxtapoz Magazine

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Contemporary artist James Stanford opened a new exhibition featuring photomontages of vintage Las Vegas landmarks and the citys famed neon signs. The free exhibit, titled Shimmering Zen opened on Friday, Sept. 21 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 24 in The Studio at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Avenue. Learn more about Stanford and the exhibit in this video by Eric Minh Swenson.

Contemporary artist James Stanford opened a new exhibition featuring photomontages of vintage Las Vegas landmarks and the citys famed neon signs. The free exhibit, titled Shimmering Zen opened on Friday, Sept. 21 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 24 in The Studio at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Avenue. Learn more about Stanford and the exhibit in this video by Eric Minh Swenson.

Heavily influenced by his native Las Vegas roots and surroundings, Stanford is an innovative artist who revisits the vibrant energy of 1960s Vegas with this collection. Entitled Shimmering Zen, he will feature a range of intricate digital collages of original photographs that capture the citys iconic aesthetic and particularly its neon signs. Some of the pieces include The Neon Museum, Fremont Street, Fongs Garden and the Circus Circus, Flamingo, Golden Nugget, Tropicana, Caesars Palace, and Binions properties.

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