Edison Price Lighting's new gallery highlights local art with its lighting fixtures

May 28, 2015
Long Island City, NYC – Recently, Edison Price Lighting debuted its new gallery with the exhibition, “Made in LIC, NYC: a collection of light & art.” The show celebrates the vibrant arts and manufacturing communities of Long Island City (LIC), the neighborhood in New York City which Edison Price Lighting calls home.

Over two-hundred lighting designers, artists, and neighbors attended the gallery’s opening reception, which included a museum membership raffle. Two nights later, the gallery hosted its first community event: “Radiate,” performed by local jazz musicians and a light artist. Both events were part of the Long Island City Arts Open, Queens’ largest festival, as well NYCxDesign festival and the United Nation’s International Year of Light.

“The neighborhood is alive with talent — inside every building is an artist, craftsperson, or factory running at full steam,” explains Emma Price, president of Edison Price Lighting, “and our “Made in LIC” show honors that industrious creativity.” Curated by Long Island City-based artist Orestes Gonzalez, the exhibition features artwork by ten artists working within a few block's radius of Edison Price Lighting.

The gallery’s lighting fixtures were curated by Edison Price Lighting’s executive vice president of R&D, lighting designer Richard Shaver. All of the fixtures were designed in the R&D department adjacent to the gallery, and fabricated in the factory downstairs. In addition to the lighting fixtures, factory staff constructed the gallery, laser cut signs, and created artwork exhibited in the show (pictured).

Edison Price Lighting’s gallery is dedicated to its founder, Edison Price (1918-1997). The dedication plaque hung in the gallery professes: “This Gallery is an homage to a man who showed that product design and manufacture can, and should, be pursued as an art.”

For more information about the Gallery, visit www.epl.com/gallery.cfm.


Nora Vizzini - Edison Price Lighting

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