64 White Street
R & Company announces It’s Lit an exhibition of contemporary lighting opening March 3rd at the gallery’s 64 White Street location. Taking place on the lower level gallery and spanning through the 40 foot atrium space, the exhibition showcases a versatile selection of sculptural illuminated works by leading contemporary artists. On view is a curated presentation of floor lamps, table lamps, chandeliers, hanging pendants and sconces that when presented together transform the gallery into an immersive environment. All of the works in the exhibition are uniquely handcrafted and were made using various techniques and materials. Ranging in scales and forms, many of the pieces have never been shown before and are on view for the first time in this exhibition.
A selection of It’s Lit is devoted to debuting new designs by pioneering glass artist Jeff Zimmerman. Presented is an immersive installation of his “Milk Drop” illuminated pendants hung in the lower level gallery in an enclosed black space. These delicate pieces are each unique hand-blown glass works that when installed together transform the space into a mesmerizing and dreamlike environment. Drawing influence from organic forms in nature, Zimmerman utilizes a dramatic pulling and dripping glassblowing technique to achieve these irregular forms. Also featured are two of his unique crystal sconces that were made using handblown soda glass and vibrant glass crystals.
New works by Rogan Gregory are also on view including sculptural floor lamps in which he draws influence from extraterrestrials, sea life and nature to hand sculpt these organic illuminated forms. Alongside these designs are works by Katie Stout including a “Sitting Girl” floor lamp handmade out of ceramics and a green floor lamp and rug sculpture. Also on view are coveted works by The Haas Brothers including a pair of unique “Socatra” floor lamps made in sleek brass hex tiles and two unique marbled cactus floor lamps. Additionally It’s Lit features table lamps by Pierre Yovanovitch and three playful chicken lamps by Sebastian ErraZuriz. Together this selection of illuminated works transform the gallery space into a vibrant environment while pushing the boundaries of contemporary lighting. It’s Lit is on view from March 3 – April 25 on the lower level of R & Company’s 64 White Street location and runs concurrently with the exhibition Mela Morsicata – Studio65: Irony & Transgression.