Opening 6/10/15: In This Light @ Lesley Heller Workspace

June 5, 2015

In This Light: Stuart Arends, Heather Hutchison, Maria Walker

June 10 – July 11, 2015

Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 10, 6-8pm




Lesley Heller Workspace

54 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

212 410 6120

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday – Saturday 11 – 6

Sunday 12 – 6

Gallery will be closed July 4 and 5


The three artists of In This Light share many unique and authentic sensitivities, along with a desire to communicate the ineffable. Each of these artists achieve this aim with particular sensitivity and human relationship to the physicality of their materials, as well as a profound sensitivity to the phenomenological properties of light. Employing available light, their physically dense, and potentially cumbersome constructions appear to float, defying their own substantial presence, taking up residence in the realm of the sublime.

Each steeped in the language and history of painting, these artists make use of nontraditional methodology with media and forms, while confounding and challenging traditional definitions of 2D, 3D, painting and sculpture. They utilize the physicality of their carefully chosen materials to the fullest, yet restrain the resultant imagery to its most essential.

The inherent properties of many of the pieces shown here allow for the viewers perception of the work to transform along with the source of ambient light, either by its changing direction or by a change in the light’s intensity. Light acts as a catalyst, generating the movement of the shadows being cast and reflections being projected, giving a kinetic aspect to each of these individual works and hinting at the passage of time. In this light, these works brush up against the metaphysical and philosophical, while dancing with the phenomenological.