James Stanford – Life and Light in Las Vegas | Juxtapoz
April 22, 2019
James Stanford’s dad packed up the household in the 1940s, and drove from Texas to Las Vegas to coach high school football. The older sons donned shoulder pads, but the youngest, a strapping figure who looks like he’d be comfortable guiding a horse on the high plains, had broader ideas for himself and Las Vegas. An ambassador for this western City of Lights, James helms Smallworks Press when not creating the coruscating mandalas that culminated in Shimmering Zen at 2018’s Asian Art in London. I visited him and wife Lynn (a Mighty Muse!) in their stomping grounds where I toured the Neon Museum, Yayoi Kusama’s Inifinity Room and wandered through a mesquite grove in the middle of town.