Light Art

Highlights from NYC's SPRING/BREAK Art Show
Coinciding with NYC's Armory Arts Week, the fourth annual SPRING/BREAK Art Show offers an immersive world of large-scale artistic creation. Taking over floors at Manhattan's historic James A Farley Post Office, the fair delivers room after room of...
ØDD.Lights Interactive CCTV Installation
Fashion label ØDD recognizes the close-knit connectivity between art and style. This awareness infuses founder and designer Judson Harmon's signature line, as well as the other labels he houses within his Lower East Side storefront. His highly visual...
Olafur Eliasson: Little Sun at Coachella
Only an artist who works with materials as ambitious and untamable as light, water and air temperature could embark upon a project to bring affordable light to those without it. In 2012, critically acclaimed artist Olafur Eliasson developed "Little...
Charged: Leo Villareal Interview
by Michael Slenske Two decades ago, New York-based light sculptor Leo Villareal attended Burning Man (the annual week-long art event in Black Rock City, Nevada, which culminates around a wooden sculpture of a man set on fire) and the experience changed...
Buddies by Apparatus
While scanning the stands in the Barker Hanger at Santa Monica's West Edge Design Fair last week, the Apparatus booth gave off a beckoning glow. The design studio's stunning light fixtures—which combine new and salvaged components made from glass...
Tangeez Tangible Lights
We first came across Tangeez—colorful, interactive, light-up building blocks—at this year's Maker Faire. A long-anticipated reinvention of the classic toy, these mesmerizing, palm-sized objects change color as they're stacked. Dubbed "physical pixels...
Voice Tunnel, In the Gloaming
Sponsored content: For over 80 years, Manhattan's Park Avenue Tunnel has been shuttered to pedestrian traffic. That is, until the Department of Transportation's Summer Streets program commissioned artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer to unveil the space...
Design Miami/Basel 2013: Casting Light
It could be argued that it doesn't matter what, or who, is in any room if the lighting isn't right. The following pieces—seen among the other wares at Design Miami/Basel—emit, warp or interact with light in exotic ways. Each piece embeds functionality...
Art Basel 2013: Light and Fire
Like moths to flame, light art—and its use within, and as a complement to, sculpture—attracted the attention of many visitors at this year's 44th edition of Art Basel. Lamp-like orbs and rods, shadow art and even live fire mesmerized spectators. The...