Jess Holz ‘Borderlands’, 2020 work in progress | image shows a hexagonal pattern of Fresnel lenses that create layers of video and light


A dark space exhibition that brings together artists working with light as a material and medium.

Emily Allyn Andersen, Ed Bear, Blinn & Lambert, Julian Day & Kamari Carter, Rachel Guardiola, Emma Hendry, Jess Holz, Rita Jimenez, Shohei Katayama, Nooshin Rostami and Evan Voelbel. Curated by Jonathan Sims

The Plaxall Gallery, December 3-27, 2020 .

Artist Interviews and Virtual Opening Performance with streamed experimental audiovisual performances by Testu Collective.

All illumination emanates from the artworks that include experimental projection, neon, ultraviolet, stereoscopy, and other manipulations of light. Sculptural projections have been created onsite by combining digital and optical manipulation with precision-made and found objects. Light is deconstructed, shaped and streamed in these stunning new works.

Blinn & Lambert, NNAATTUURRAA MMOORRTTAA, 2020. A sprawling still life and a tableau of the objects’ cast shadows, which, when viewed through 3D glasses, coalesce into a stereoscopic image.

3D online tour and interviews, Saturdays December 12 and 19, 2020 doors open at 2:30pm, talks start at 3pm EST

AUDIO GUIDE – listen online
or via > Museums > Center for the Holographic Arts

The Plaxall Gallery
5-25 46th Ave, Long Island City, 11101
– Enter through the parking lot –


With thanks to Culture Lab LIC who manage The Plaxall Gallery.

EDGE OF LIGHT 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; and in part by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The audio guide and virtual tour are made possible with funds from the NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Header image: Jess Holz, Borderlands, 2020. Installation with laser cut Fresnel lenses and video of the artist’s skin being examined under the scanning electron microscope.