Art Light at Carpenters Workshop Gallery
Carpenters Workshop Gallery mount Let There Be Light at their New York Penthouse. The group show celebrates the wildly successful platform’s 10th anniversary and the many talents it represents.
In dark times, light can guide the way. Bar the obvious cliches, Carpenters Workshop Gallery mounts Let There Be Art Light at their New York outpost. Clad in dark walls, the penthouse space hosts a wide variety of limited edition or one-off light pieces, designed by the major platform’s growing list of world-renowned talents. The dramatically eclectic display celebrates Carpenters Workshop Gallery’s 10th anniversary. After a successful run in Paris, this special group show reveals how today’s leading designers push the limits of what light can achieve and how lamps can be formed. Using the refractive qualities of semi-translucent to translucent materials like glass or resin, these creatives pay homage to age-old crafts-based techniques. Others champion the freeing formal attributes of LED and OLED technologies. Far gone are the days of incandescent bulbs. Illuminated structures can now snake, bubble, stretch, interact and peep through solid materials. Highlights include Johanna Grawunder’s Goldbar (Dark Grey) matrix-like chandelier, Stuart Haygrath’s ironically provocative Raft-Cat lamp – incorporating a collection of porcelain cat figurines – and Random International’s Swarm Study – a 3D grid of sensor lights reacting to collective movement patterns.
26 January – 4 March
Carpenter Workshop Gallery
693 Fifth Avenue, New York