Light & Space | March 14, 6−9 pm

Melissa McGill & David Weeks

March 14, 2018−May 2, 2018

David Weeks Studio is pleased to present Light & Space, an exhibition featuring Melissa McGill and David Weeks on view at 38 Walker Street from March 14−May 2, 2018. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, March 14, 6−9 pm.

The opening reception is in association with TriBeCa Art + Culture Night.

On view is Melissa McGill’s recent work, 100 Breaths, made up of 100 unique works on paper. Each is made with her breath, blowing metal dust suspended in varnish to create drawings that refer to both geography and the body. These gold, copper and silver forms are highly responsive to ambient light and changes throughout the day, as the light changes in the room. They flare up and soften as the viewer moves and looks at them from different angles. The light animates the work, bringing it to life, creating an experience in the moment.

David Weeks’ Lorre is an installation of kinetic lights. Drawn from the idea of altering a space with simple lines, the series utilizes copper cables to create definition. Using the inherent conductivity of the cable, the light source is free to move without the constraints of wiring.

For further information please contact David Weeks Studio at or at +1.212.966.3433

Melissa McGill (b. 1969) is an interdisciplinary artist, incorporating drawing, sculpture, sound and light to explore the space between the visible and invisible, bringing attention to the lost, hidden, overlooked and ephemeral. Her recent land art project, Constellation, was installed for three years on an island in the Hudson River, lighting each night, transforming a castle ruin. Exhibiting internationally since 1991, other recent works include The Campi, a collection of sculptural sound boxes presented during the Venice Biennale, and Palmas, a site-specific surround sound installation and live performance at Manitoga: The Russel Wright Design Center in Garrison, NY. McGill has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Images taken by Alan Tansey