LOS ANGELES — For the past three months, artist Kacie Lees has been “bending neon” as Sentral DTLA’s first artist-in-residence.

The residency is a collaboration between Sentral (a flexible living community that caters to many local artists) and She Bends, an organization supporting women and gender expansive artists bending their own neon.

Lees’ studio at Sentral is near the Broadway Theater row, which has a rich neon history, some of which is reflected in Lees’ work, which seeks to stretch the boundaries of neon art.