Juliet McIver

Juliet McIver

Juliet McIver, Advocate of Art & Art Lovers

A true believer in the transformational power of art, Juliet connects artists and their work with art lovers. Equal parts collector, consultant, and pilot, she searches the art world for what’s new, now and next.

 
 

Painting With Light

Christine Rémy has incorporated LED lights into her artistic practice for the past twelve years. Her extensive training as a painter shines through as she tames the intense nature of LED technology into a comfortable, resonate pallet, inciting introspection and placid reverie. Using slow compositional gestures, Rémy guides your eye through celestial abstract spaces.

A common thread between science and the human spirit can be found at the core of her practice. Each work stems from her fascination with the elements: “I wanted the essence of the elements to come through,” says Rémy. With titles such as Snow, Rain, and Cosmos, her art encourages quiet contemplation of the natural world on both macro and micro levels, demonstrating complex structures defined by perfectly simple and harmonious principles. The interdisciplinary relationship between science and art is felt strongly within these works, fusing innately human curiosity with allusions to geometry, biology, astronomy and physics. This connection instills a sense of sublime wonderment seldom achieved in other LED installations. Carl Sagan defined this correlation well: “Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light‐years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. So are our emotions in the presence of great art or music or literature, or acts of exemplary selfless courage such as those of Mohandas Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.” (The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark)

By Adam Moskowitz