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Garvey│Simon presents a new series of illuminated, sculptural works by Bentley Meeker
Bentley Meeker, Untitled, 2019 (BEM002), Resin, wood, canvas, LED lights, 21.5 x 21.5 x 8 in.


NEW YORK, NY.- Garvey|Simon presents ​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, a street level gallery space in the  Hudson Yards district in close proximity to the fairs. The show will be open and on view Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm, and by appointment. An artist talk will be held in the gallery on Saturday, March 16, at 2pm. 

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 perceptual effects  that are felt by the viewer long after the show is over. 

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 with four pot-leaf light  painted walls and glass etched dichroic filters through which light was projected  to create an immersive and transporting experience for the viewer. 

Additionally, he was a featured artist twice at the Southampton Arts Center,  once for the opening exhibition in 2014 and has put up multiple solo shows at





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