Wallplay On Canal
New York, NY
November 8th - December 15th, 2018
ÆSTHESIA is a multi-sensory experience inspired by six flowers that have been historically used for their therapeutic properties. The exhibition provides stimuli for sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. Visitors are first greeted by a tree-like structure at the front of the exhibition. A soundtrack, created by ALURIA in collaboration with Garner’s project includes measured wavelengths taken from the actual live-recording of each chosen flower. Not Impossible Labs provides the ability for visitors to wear haptic suits, allowing them to feel the vibration of the audio. Methods and Madness made edible rock candy with each flower as an ingredient. CBIHatePerfume, just after exhibiting at the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Design Museum also joined Garner to provide unique scents made distinctly for each flower explored in ÆSTHESIA.
Wilson Gallery | Georgetown College
October 10th - November 10th, 2018
Ethereal Bodies is a glimpse into three bodies of work that Garner has created in collaboration with a variety of artists from 2015 - 2018 in Brooklyn, NY. All three bodies of work (Study Sessions, SYNÆSTHESIA, and ÆSTHESIA) share a common theme of wellness and an exploration of the mystery in the natural world.
“Art has always been a form of therapy for me and as my work has continued to develop I have begun to shift its focus into creations that can not only be beautiful to look at but also be something much more. Whether it be videos of flowers that can lower blood pressure and muscle tension by watching them, audio of specific sound vibrations that triggers your body to release oxytocin, or photos of fish and plant life taken during a session of personal therapy time; all have transcended into work that is healing in some way; a way to help make people actually feel better emotionally, mentally, and physiologically, and a way to connect with the natural world around us in new ways.”
New York, NY
July 27 - September 11th, 2017
In collaboration with Wallplay, Garner created six multi-sensory meditation stations that explored the scale of the Solfeggio Frequncies. Each station featured looping video and audio, a still image from the video, flowers that corresponded to the video, as well as an essential oil blend, and color filtered light that connected with a corresponding chakra. Visitors were seated on meditation cushions in front of each video and immersed into the world of each Solfeggio Frequency.
In Bloom | feat. SYNÆSTHESIA
The Quin Hotel | New York
co-curated by Lori Zimmer & DK Johnston
featuring Nick Cave, Ron English, Logan Hicks, Icy & Soot, COPE, c215, Logan Hicks, Beau Stanton, Crash, Joanne Leah, Annika Connor, and more.
Voyage on the Vessel | feat. SYNÆSTHESIA
Bushwick, New York
June 18th, 2018
On a broken down boat in the middle of summer in a canal in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Garner collaborated with art collective OSMUNDA and Future Clear to create a meditating oasis for the community to escape the shackles ofcity life and spend an evening relaxing to ambient sound vibrations, dancing, food, performance art, and a SYNÆSTHESIA lounge where videos played on loop all evening.
A Spring Awakening | feat. SYNÆSTHESIA
Ludlow House | New York
A weekend long event hosted in the lounge of Ludlow House, NY, designers, painters, and performance artists co-collaborated to create a an immersive retail and art experience to launch off the Spring season.
The lounge area hosted an ongoing loop of SYNÆSTHESIA with a live performance by ALURIA on opening night.
Superfine! The Fair
New York | May 4th - 8th
Washington DC | October 31st - Nov. 4th
New York | May 4th - 8th
Art Basel Miami | December 6th -10th