Friday, February 01, 2013

Gallery: Light-centric art installation dazzles in London

Gallery: Light-centric art installation dazzles in London | DVICE

An art exhibit called
"Light Show" opened at London's Haywood Gallery. The collection of

will be on display through April 28th, showcasing some of the best
examples of "light art" in the world.

The exhibit focuses on 25 separate
works of art that date from the 1960s through present day. 

As a result, no two styles are the same and the show has already garnered some critical acclaim.

According to The Guardian, "Light Show" is a "dazzling, frazzling light show [that]

takes visitors to the moon," and the London Evening Standard called it "the first of this

year’s must-see shows." The Londonist describes it as:

a mesmeric and brilliantly entertaining exhibition. Cynics might see
this as a show

full of clever gimmicks but we challenge anyone to visit
and not be overawed by the

powerful works on display. 2013 has only just
begun but this exhibition has thrown down the gauntlet.

It will take
something very special to top it.

One of the 22 artists, Leo  Villareal, is showcasing Cylinder II
at Haywood Gallery.
It's a tower with 19,600 programmable, white LEDs.
Villareal likens the installation to "meteor showers,
falling snow,
clouds of fireflies and other natural phenomena.

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