Niamh Barry, Apparent Magnitude, IRE, 2013

Niamh Barry, Apparent Magnitude, IRE, 2013
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Niamh Barry, Apparent Magnitude, IRE, 2013

Apparent Magnitude is composed of Niamh Barry’s signature hand-formed solid bronze rings that float while illuminated by LED lights under opal glass tiles. This piece exemplifies how different finishes may work together harmoniously in one piece. Barry’s captivating work assumes different forms and levels of light depending on the angle from which it is viewed.

The Apparent Magnitude series deals with the various ways by which we may interpret light and darkness, negative and positive space, and movement. That which cannot be seen from angle may indeed be apparent from another. The pictured light sculpture is the first piece in Barry’s Apparent Magnitude series, created within her commission-based program.  A bespoke version may be made to order with custom dimensionality and finishes. Please contact [email protected] for details and pricing.

Niamh Barry was born in 1968 in Dublin, Ireland, where she still works and lives. In 1991, upon graduation from the National College of Art and Design, Barry established her studio and started to create unique conceptual furniture and light sculptures from a range of materials including aluminum, porcelain, linen, mirror, and acrylic as well as wood, black patinated hand-formed solid bronze, mirror-polished solid bronze, and Murano glass. In her signature works, visual weight and movement are constant themes. All custom pieces are available with dimmable LED lighting. Barry’s work is included in many public and private collections nationally and internationally, including the Four Seasons Hotel, O2, Candy and Candy, the Merrion Hotel, the Shelbourne Hotel, Finchatton, and U2’s own collection.

Todd Merrill Studio is Niamh Barry’s sole representative outside the United Kingdom. Please do not contact Niamh directly.

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