Installation shot of "BLISSVILLE" by Kamari Carter '19 and Julian Day '20
Photography by Bryan Whitney

Kamari Carter ’19 and Julian Day '20 in Group Exhibition ‘Edge of Light’

BY Brittany Nguyen, December 14, 2020

Kamari Carter ’19 and Julian Day '20 collaborated on the piece “BLISSVILLE” that is now being shown in a dark space group exhibition titled Edge of Light. The exhibition at Long Island City brings together artists working with light as material and medium.


Curated by Jonathan Sims, the exhibition features 13 artists that all experiment with light and image-making. Traditional forms of gallery lighting are switched off The sculptural projections were 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,” as stated in The Holo Center’s press release.  It is a self-illuminating exhibition that prioritizes the unique individual visions of artists for whom light is a primary component of their practice, and to exemplify the diversity of technologies, concepts, and narratives being used in contemporary art today.” The illuminations emanate from the artworks which includes experimental projection, neon, ultraviolet, stereoscopy, and other manipulations of light. 


3D online tours and interviews are available on December 12 and 19, 2020 via Zoom. 


Edge of Light is available to view at The Plaxall Gallery from December 3 through December 27, 2020, by timed appointment only.

Carter is a producer, performer, sound designer, and installation artist primarily working with sound and found objects. Carter's practice circumvents materiality and familiarity through a variety of recording and amplification techniques to investigate notions such as space, systems of identity, oppression, control, and surveillance. Driven by the probative nature of perception and the concept of conversation and social science, Carter seeks to expand narrative structures through sonic stillness.


Day is an Australian artist, composer and writer. Their work frames sound as a social and civic practice. This plays out in performance, installation and video. Their work addresses the complexities of how we form, maintain and relinquish social bonds, typically working within such civically-resonant spaces as parks, libraries and town halls. Key projects include Super Critical Mass and An Infinity Room


Day is also participating in The Chelsea Music Festival with solo exhibition (I WANT) TO BE HELD at the High Line Nine in New York. The exhibition features new LED work that “reflects on 2020’s inchoate messaging through the lens of the text score. As both a composer and artist, Day has long been intrigued by the social implications of scores and how they function as power circuitry between composer, performer and listener. This is especially evident in the text score, a deliberately direct format that flourished in New York’s 1960s downtown art scene,” according to Chelsea Music Festival’s website

(I WANT) TO BE HELD is available for view from December 3 through December 19, 2020 and is available for a walk through with the artist by email appointment.