Light Reading Olivia's Armory Show Review

April 18, 2014

New York's Armory Show descends upon our fine city once a year, delivering an exhilarating,
yet somewhat exhausting journey to those who choose to embark on it. Halls bursting with
flavorsome artwork and strong personalities, one can easily spend hours combing through
the aisles; a commitment to finding the one piece that strikes a chord.
         Thankfully, RBW provided me with a very clear objective as I set out to view and review
the show for the company's blog. Pieces that incorporated lighting were to be the ones I
selected (a wonderful and more overt connection to Rich Brilliant Willing's lighting designs)
and with my Olympus film camera on hand, I did exactly that.

 

SPENCER FINCH - Color Test

A LED lightbox allows this piece to make a strong, vibrant statement.

 

INIGO MANGLANO-OVALLE

White walls, a white floor and Manglano-Ovalle's white-framed prints plastered this booth's

interior, making it the perfect net to catch some sunlight.

 

TOMAS SARACENO - NCG 5457

Tomás Saraceno's kaleidoscopic moment was made all the more powerful, courtesy of natural 

light reflections.

 

TOMAS SARACENO - NCG 5457 

 

JULIAN OPIE

A true master of line, Julien Opie often projects motionless, yet highly animated figures into the

viewers sight. Another artistic challenge met by a LED lightbox.

 

Covetable ephemera on the table of Opie's Swiss gallerist, Galerie Bob van Orsouw.

 

EGILL SÆBJÖRNSSON

 

EGILL SÆBJÖRNSSON

Sæbjörnsson's piece made great use of a pair of cowboy boots and had me mesmerized for

some time. Purple tubes swayed like elasticized legs, courtesy of a well lit video projection,

prompting me to end my Armory journey as nothing could really top that.