Interested in expanding their creative process, Kelie Bowman and Jessie Rose Vala formed the collaborative partnership Light Hits in 2009. Light Hits explores themes of transformation, regeneration, sexuality, and feminine and masculine principals. The scope of their collaborations includes music, installation, video, animation, drawing and painting.
Light Hits has performed in various venues in the New York area focused on bridging the gap between the music and art worlds. Their performances involve costumes, installation, music and video projections that all work together to tell a non-linear narrative. Masks and costumes are worn to remove the notion of personal ego, and to represent a fantasy world of characters and archetypes.
Working in both two and three-dimensional practices Light Hits continues explore similar themes and motifs to draw those elements together. In 2010 Light Hits completed a wall installation for the exhibition Temple of Bloom at Cinders Gallery. In 2011 they composed a performance piece for the NY Scope Art Fair, as well as scored “Hausu”, a Japanese Movie performed live at Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn.
Light Hits will create The Gathering, a month long exhibition at Ed. Varie in New York City. The Gathering will incorporate all elements in which Light Hits creates, a two and three-dimensional wall installation, as well as various performances that will be presented throughout the month. Show will run May 5th – June 2nd, gallery hours Thursday – Sunday 1 – 7 pm.