Haute Art: Bentley Meeker Celebrates His Inaugural Lighting Exhibition “Flame To Now”

Bentley Meeker, Elena Brower

On Wednesday, April 5th, lighting artist Bentley Meeker celebrated Flame to Now, his inaugural exhibition in a gallery setting, at gallery nine5.

Over 100 New York City tastemakers came out to toast Meeker and his first show. Guests included Elena Brower, Sebastien Le Pelletier, Nancy Silberkleit, Steve Stanulis, Robin Cofer, Gail Schoentag, Leesa Rowland, Larry Wohl, Rose Hartman, Joanna Mastroianni and The Movie Show for On Demand host Camille Ford.

Leesa Rowland, Lee Fryd, Robin Cofer

Flame to Now explores the transformative power of light and its effect on our emotions. The titles of the installations echo the progression of man’s use of illumination from fire, to the electric light. Meeker hopes to underscore his opinion that all light is not created equal. Lighting plays a greater role in our emotional response to the world than we often realize.

Steve Stanulis, Nancy Silberkleit, Jonathan Florez

Following the exhibition of his work at gallery nine5, Meeker will be showing at the Whitney Museum of American Art.  Meeker is the author of “Light X Design,” a stunning visual collection of his work detailing 20 years of glamorous and sublime illuminations from the simple yet notable events, to elaborate weddings and large-scale private events and galas.

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