Pace Gallery, 537 W 24th St, NYC. Ends 11 August 2017.
What it is:
Strips of LED lights that twinkle like falling snow (below), and best of all: Head all the way to the back room to find digital animations (above) that look like a hybrid between multiplying microorganisms and exploding stars. It's psychedelic... in black & white.
Why it matters:
The animations in the back room are on OLED TVs!!!!!! I know - I didn't know what that meant either, until you actually realize what you're NOT seeing. OLED TVs can achieve "true black", so they don't have that "grey glow" that current TVs have when trying to show "black". In other words - the white "stars" don't look like they're attached to a surface, and you can't see the edge of the screen.
I'm just saying: Art is the best place to check out the newest technology.
Leo Villareal @ Pace Gallery, 537 W 24th St, ends 8/11 -->Exhibition Link
NYC contemporary art reviews are brought to you by our partner The Two Percent. Because 98% of art is boring.