Niamh Barry, Fouette Sconce, IRE, 2013
Niamh Barry’s wall-mounted sconce follows the artist’s critically-acclaimed Fouette suspended light sculpture. Composed of three interlocking mirror-polished bronze loops of various sizes, the sconce is embedded with LED lights hidden behind hand-cut opal glass tiles. The elegant structure is inspired by human movement and displayed so as to be experienced from multiple angles, eliciting the viewer’s own motion around the work. Fouette refers to a series of fast turns that a ballet dancer makes; accordingly, the viewer becomes a dancer in the process of viewing the sculpture. Barry’s work highlights, both literally and figuratively, the various ways by which we can interpret light and darkness, negative and positive space, and human 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: 46.5″ H x 9.5” W x 11” D
Materials: Hand-formed Mirror Polished Bronze, Opal Glass, LEDs
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