Bentley Meeker at The Whitney Museum New York
June 4th, 2012
Bentley Meeker celebrated his forth collaboration with the Whitney Museum on June 4th, 2012. The pirated event allowed Bentley full use of the museums 4th floor gallery, where the artist and lighting designer explored the experience of artificial light. As Bentley explained the piece came out of his experience of digging deeper into the way artificial light changes a persons experience of space and form. The artist further explained how over the course of putting together the event, the piece began to evolve and distill into simply the pure experience of light.
Bentley’s installation considered of five large-scale overhead light rigs, each focusing on of the five most common forms of artificial lighting. Edison, incandescent, halogen, compact fluorescent, and LED. The simplicity and size of the installation allowed users to both directly experience and observe from a distance the tonal differences of the various light sources. The evenings patrons moved between the environments in quite discourse.
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Article & Exhibition photography by Lance Gillette