Niamh Barry, Penumbra, IRE, 2013
Penumbra refers to the area of partial illumination surrounding the darkest part of a shadow caused by an eclipse. Penumbra is composed of Niamh Barry’s signature hand-formed bronze rings that float while illuminated by LED lights under glass opal tiles. Like all works in Niamh Barry’s repertoire, this dynamic piece encourages its viewer to move around in order to explore its many forms. Her captivating work assumes vastly different shapes and levels of light depending on the angle from which it is viewed. Barry’s work highlights, both literally and figuratively, the various ways by which we may interpret light and darkness, negative and positive space, and movement.
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: 53″ L x 48″ H x 36″ D
Medium: Mirror polished solid bronze, Opal Glass, LEDs
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