At the 2019 edition of the Armory Show in New York, Leo Villareal will present an ambitious, site-responsive work for the fair, Star Ceiling—a 75-foot-long, immersive LED installation in the passageway linking Piers 92 and 94. Hanging overhead, an undulating monochromatic field of light evokes stars, galaxies, and other cosmic phenomena. Expressing the vibrant dynamism of nature—from billowing cosmic clouds and swarming masses to radial bursts, spiraling vortices, and turbulent waves—Star Ceiling explores the tension between the rational and the transcendent, between the human and the non-human worlds. Villareal’s artwork gives life to inanimate matter through the invisible medium of code and induces a deep connectedness and rare experiential awareness.
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