Wallplay On Canal
New York, NY
November 8th - December 15th, 2018
ÆSTHESIA was a multi-sensory experience inspired by six flowers that have been historically used for their therapeutic properties. The exhibition provided stimuli for sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch with the intent to see if experiencing flowers through each of the senses could result in positive physiological responses.
Visitors were first greeted by a tree-like structure at the front of the exhibition and large photos of each flower. A soundtrack, created by ALURIA in collaboration with Garner’s videos included measured wavelengths taken from the actual live-recording of each chosen flower. Not Impossible Labs provided haptic suits allowing visitors to feel the vibration of the audio while watching each film. Methods and Madness made edible rock candy with each flower as an ingredient and Christopher Brosius of I Hate Perfume, 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. Combined into one exhibition they create a narrative that examines nature and our experience with it through a vibrant hue of colors, organic elements such as water and fire, and still lives that turn mundane objects into fantastical personas.
UNAFFILIATE: Column Health
September 15th - Nov 1st, 2018
For six weeks the full film and audio for ÆSTHESIA was installed in the lobby and patient rooms in the main Boston office of rehabilitation clinic, Column Health, who incorporates art therapy into their practice for long term stigma prevention. The results were exceedingly positive and encouraging from the patients and therapists for further exploration of the bridging of art and wellness coming together to make a lasting impact on the healing and recovery process for patients dealing with a variety of symptoms.
New York, NY
July 27 - September 11th, 2017
In collaboration with Wallplay, Garner created six multi-sensory meditation stations that explored the sound vibrations of the original six-tone musical scale, Solfeggio Frequncies. Each station included a looping video by Garner and audio track for each frequency made by electronic musician ALURIA.
Next to each video station was a photograph from the video and pedestal with live flowers from the video and an essential oil blend designed based off of the videos. Visitors could learn more about the intent of each stations audio and visuals from educational text vinyl on each pedestal or immerse themselves in the work by sitting on meditation cushions in front of each video screen.
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 a Vessel | feat. SYNÆSTHESIA
Osmunda | Bushwick
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
April 7-8th, 2018
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