Niamh Barry, Apoapsis, IRE, 2013
Apoapsis is inspired by astronomical theory that describes the point at which an orbiting object may be farthest away from the body around which it orbits. Apoapsis is composed of Niamh Barry’s signature hand-formed bronze rings that float while illuminated by LED lights under glass opal tiles. It assumes vastly different forms and levels of light depending on the angle from which it is viewed. Barry’s captivating work deals with the various ways we may interpret light and darkness, negative and positive space, and the movement that occurs both visually in a sculpture and in the viewer who orbits around the sculpture to experience it fully.
Since the beginning of her artistic career with Todd Merrill Studio in 2012, Barry has risen to prominence in the art and design world, becoming one of the most sought-after figures working in LED light sculptures today. Barry has been profiled in Architectural Digest, Modern Magazine, Galerie Magazine, the Financial Times and was the recipient of the 2017 Award for Best Lighting in Image Interiors and Living Magazine.
In 2017 Barry was commissioned by the Central Bank of Ireland to create a monumental work referencing the Broighter Boat and its historical importance. Most recently Barry was selected by the National Museum of Ireland to create a monumental commission that will be part of the museum’s permanent collection. A survey exhibition of her work will be mounted at the museum in 2018.
Todd Merrill Studio is Niamh Barry’s sole representative in the United States.
Custom works may be commissioned.
Dimensions: 48″ L x 48″ H x 41″ D
Medium: Brushed solid bronze, Opal Glass, LEDs
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