Mar 9, 2019 | 12:00 AM | Saturday

Sat Mar 9, 12:00 AM - Sat Mar 16, 6:00 PM

Garvey Simon

517 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018

Community: Lower Manhattan

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Garvey|Simon is pleased to present Exploring Light, a new series of illuminated, sculptural works by Bentley Meeker. The exhibition will take place during Armory week at 517 W. 37th Street NY, NY 10018.

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This new work is the result of Meeker’s observations and research into visible light and its impact on the human psyche. The artist’s expertise comes from decades of experimentation, study and use of varying light frequencies via his studio practice, as well as his commercial career as a renown lighting designer.

Meeker’s work is primarily focused around the essence and exploration of light’s nature, its meaning to us, and the changes in our collective use of light. His mission is to create reactions and relationships between light sources and the human experience.

Exploring Light consists of forty contemplative installations that create a unifying tableau and invite the viewer to immerse themselves in a collective perception. These meticulously constructed sculptures comment on the intersection of human culture and the natural world.



Meeker’s works scrape down our experience of artificial light to its rawest components. Using contrasting light frequencies and their resulting hues as observable springboards for contemplation, Meeker nudges the observer toward a new awareness about our environment by creating perceptional effects that are felt by the viewer long after the show is over.

About Bentley Meeker
New York City-based artist Bentley Meeker's practice is concerned with the component properties of light and how light affects the overall human experience.

In 2014, he created “The "H” in Harlem,” a large-scale public art installation suspended under the 125th St and 12th Ave viaduct in Harlem, NYC in conjunction with the New York City Department of Transportation's art initiative and the 125th Street BID. He has been a multi-year featured artist at Burning Man festival in Northwestern Nevada, creating the lighting for the Temples of Transition, Whollyness, and Promise in 2011, 2013, and 2015 respectively.

With “Weedworld,” his 2017 installation at Canada’s Penticton Public Art Museum, Meeker paid playful homage to marijuana. Additionally, he was a featured artist twi

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