At The Armory Show 2019, Pace Gallery will present a solo-booth dedicated to New York-based light artist Leo Villareal. The booth will be entirely comprised by Villareal's Instance, a new installation composed of twelve LED panel artworks.
By engaging principles of emergent behaviour and artificial life, chance patterns take form and are cultivated as a set of base sequences. Artist-devised rules then govern the composition of each artwork as well as the overall orchestration of the twelve panels as a single expression. For much of the time, the twelve artworks act independently. However, at moments, the viewer will perceive relationships among the constituents; patterns subtly travel between the works, creating an orchestrated movement where seemingly independent entities are unified.
This phenomenon demonstrates Villareal's fascination with the presentation and disruption of systems and revisits an approach that he has explored previously in installations such as Stars (Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY) and in The Illuminated River, his upcoming public art installation in London that encompasses 15 bridges over the River Thames, the first phase of which will be unveiled this summer.
Piers 90, 92, and 94New York City
2019 VIP PREVIEW
Wednesday, March 6 2019
Thursday, March 7, 12pm — 8pm
Friday, March 8, 12pm — 8pm
Saturday, March 9, 12pm — 7pm
Sunday, March 10, 12pm — 6pm