Niamh Barry, Binary II, IRE, 2014
Niamh Barry’s Binary series references a system of objects in space— two floating entities so close that their gravitational interaction causes them to orbit about a common center of mass. Composed of Niamh Barry’s signature hand-formed bronze rings, the piece features opal glass tiles covering strips of LED lights that emit a soft, warm glow. Experienced differently from every angle at which the viewer stands, Binary II not only suggests movement, but also elicits the viewer’s own movement around the work.
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: 50.75” W x 25.75” H x 27.5” D
Medium: Mirror-polished and patinated hand-formed solid bronze, Opal Glass, LEDs
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