“Making lamps that are more sculptural—yes it’s a trend, but Jeff’s been doing this for years,” says R & Company’s Evan Snyderman, who has hosted five solo shows with Zimmerman. “He approaches it very differently. Sculpture first, and then function. He’s actually making everything you see. What Jeff designs occupies the space in the home that is otherwise not utilized. They float.”
Zimmerman’s lighting is far from the only game in town. Currently at Anton Kern Gallery in Chelsea, art-design couple
have created a compellingly domestic installation. Upritchard’s small lamps with curious faces are among the most intriguing objects on offer in the jumble. More lights turn on in New York come January 29, with curator Zoe Alexander Fisher’s “The Lamp Show” at 99¢ Plus Gallery in Bushwick. Following strong lighting shows last spring, including design whisperer Jim Walrod’s “Rad Light
” show at Patrick Parrish and the Leo Fitzpatrick-curated “Marlborough Lights” at the eponymous gallery’s Lower East Side space, expectations will be high, but Fischer’s lineup looks up to the task. A whole alphabet of young artists and designers made the cut from
. The future of light in the gallery looks bright.
—Kat HerrimanJeff Zimmerman is on view at R & Company, New York, Jan. 19–Feb. 20, 2016