Stainless steel laser cut outs, aluminum hand-spun cylinders, milled shavings, copper circuits -- these are the materials leftover from the manufacturing process. These too are the starting point, even the inspiration for REVISION 2.
REVISION 2 features New York City-based artists who have worked with materials collected from Edison Price Lighting's Long Island City factory. The artists explored the factory to meet the craftspeople who first cut, bent, spun, burnished, and painted these raw metals to create architectural lighting fixtures. Each artist left the factory with surplus materials to create art of their own.
REVISION 2 began as an exploration of the inherent and created connections between manufacturing and art. Yet after multiple visits by the artists, it evolved into something greater. REVISION 2 itself is a point of connection--and in some cases, of collaboration--between people. The artists and the factory craftspeople recognized each other's respect for and mastery of the materials.
This event is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
The Edison Price Lighting Gallery celebrates art that is local or light-based. Located in the Long Island City arts and manufacturing community, the Gallery is surrounded by urban artists who craft from raw materials. It is sited above Edison Price Lighting's metal-working factory, where sixty people too craft raw materials with their hands and machines. The two final works -- art and luminaires -- intersect in the Gallery.
The Gallery joins over 450 art institutions illuminated by Edison Price Lighting. The only difference is here, we encourage you to look up, and reconsider the lighting. Though it has been designed to blend into the architecture, consider the luminaire's interaction with the art. And even consider the luminaire as the culmination of decades of design, and as art itself.
The Gallery is dedicated to our founder, Edison Price (1918 - 1997), whose innovations – including recessed fixtures with spun aluminum reflectors, continuous lighting track, and wall grazing systems – illuminated many of the most beautiful spaces built in his time. This Gallery is an homage to a man who showed that product design and manufacture can, and should, be pursued as an art.
Slices of Bubbles, by Carlos Inclán
Reflection, refraction, caustic curves: Watch light dynamically interact with dichroic film as it cross-fades from Darklite AR111 fixtures installed in the Gallery.
REVISION was Edison Price Lighting Gallery's first exploration of the intersection between art and factory metals. Read a review by The Artblog.
Refraction was a group multimedia exhibition featuring light-inspired artwork. Light’s ubiquity is understood only through refracted forms—through color, vibrancy, ambiance, tone, and movement. These forms reclaim center stage in REFRACTION. Read the review by mondo*arc, the international magazine for designers with light.
'Chapter 2' exhibited works by alumni of the Queens Council for the Arts' High School to Arts School program, showcasing the talent emerging from young neighboring artists. 'Light Inspired' exhibited works by lighting designers, who are dedicated to the interpretation and inspiration of light.
'Made in LIC, NYC: a collection of Light & Art' illustrated the diversity of artwork created within a few block's radius of Edison Price Lighting. See its Gallery Guide.
EVENTS & MOCK UPS
The Gallery is available for meeting and events. It's convenient location (accessible by 7 subway lines), privacy, and art-filled design make it an ideal space to host events. Contact us with your preferred date.
The Gallery is available for lighting mock-ups. The Gallery includes track systems to test track lighting and an exposed ceiling layout to test recessed lighting. Contact us with your mock up needs.
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