In the 1960s and 70s, light became a primary medium for a loosely-affiliated group of artists working in Los Angeles. Whether by directing the flow of natural light, embedding artificial light within objects or architecture, or by playing with light through the use of transparent, translucent or reflective materials, these artists each made perception itself the subject of their work.
In the 1960s and ’70s, light became a primary medium for a loosely-affiliated group of artists working in Los Angeles. Whether by directing the flow of natural light, embedding artificial light within objects or architecture, or by playing with light through the use of transparent, translucent or reflective materials, these artists each made the visitor’s experience of light and other sensory phenomena under specific conditions the focus of their work.
Installation view September 23 – November 12, 2011 Quint Contemporary Art presents an exhibition of the work of Peter Alexander, Mary Corse, and Robert Irwin.
Installation view. September 17 – October 22, 2011 L&M Arts, Los Angeles is honored to present Way Out West, an exhibition of new fluorescent light tube sculptures by California based artist Robert Irwin. This will be the artist’s first commercial gallery show of new work in Los Angeles in over 40 years. In this exhibition, Robert Irwin, a pioneering artist of the “Light and Space” movement, continues his ongoing interest in the perceptual qualities of [...]
May 6 – May 31, 2011 The Salamatina Gallery in Americana Manhasset is pleased to announce the ﬁrst solo exhibition in the U.S., Closing the Gap, by acclaimed Dutch artist Jan Maarten Voskuil. The artist will show a selection of new works never seen before. In conjunction with Jan Maarten’s exhibition the Salamatina Gallery will present a collaborative symposium on Sunday, May 8, 2:30 – 4:30 pm including Matthew Deleget, Founder/Director, MINUS SPACE and Erik Saxon, [...]
Installation view. February 10 – March 19, 2011 Lehmann Maupin announces The Parallax View, an exhibition of significant works exploring observation as conflict, curated by Manuel E. Gonzalez. On view 10 February – 19 March, 2011, the Chelsea exhibition features works by Teresita Fernández, Dan Flavin, Gego, Mary Heilmann, Eva Hesse, Robert Irwin, Agnes Martin, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, and Robert Smithson, all acclaimed artists who confront traditional notions of space, light and the nature [...]
Installation view. January 29th, 2011 4-7PM The Salamatina Gallery is pleased to launch the new book, Getting to a Point, by acclaimed Dutch artist Jan Maarten Voskuil. In conjunction with the launch, and in anticipation of Voskuil’s first solo exhibition in the U.S., to take place in April at the Salamatina Gallery, the artist will show a selection of new works as well as a new multiple especially produced for the occasion. Voskuil’s “paintings” are [...]
Robert Irwin, 1962 Photograph by Dennis Hopper November 12 – December 24, 2010
Installation view of Salotto – Villa Panza Museum, Varese, Italy (l to r) Ruth Ann Fredenthal, Untitled 130, 1987-1988 Multilayered oil on Oyster linen, 60 x 60 inches Ruth Ann Fredenthal, Untitled 121, 1984-1985 Multilayered oil on Oyster linen, 66 x 60 inches The Panza Collection (Photo: David Sotnik) Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, 1923-2010 “Most people who have any interest in Post-War American art, whether Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Environmental Art, Conceptualism or Monochromism [...]
Installation view March 19 – May 1, 2010
Installation view January 8 – February 6, 2010 Primary Atmospheres: Works from California 1960-1970 will present to the New York public a long-overdue survey of the particular kind of minimal work that was made in and around Los Angeles, work which differentiated itself in its emphasis on surface, synthetic materials, industrial processes, and perception. Often referred to under the umbrella term “Light and Space,” the artists and artwork included in this exhibition will present a [...]
September 13 – October 11, 2009 With Voids: A Retrospective, the Kunsthalle Bern offers an opportunity to explore a crucial chapter in the history of art. Following Yves Klein’s exhibition at the Iris Clert gallery in 1958, the empty space became a recurrent artistic theme. This chronological retrospective exhibition brings together nine empty exhibitions by Yves Klein, Art & Language, Robert Barry, Robert Irwin, Stanley Brouwn, Bethan Huws, Maria Eichhorn, and Roman Ondák. Yves Klein’s 1958 emblematic [...]
Robert Irwin, Untitled, 1971 Synthetic fabric, wood, fluorescent lights, floodlights 96 x 564 inches Collection Walker Art Center August 6, 2009 – November 21, 2010 Throughout his long career, Robert Irwin has pondered whether we ever have an absolutely pure or direct moment in front of a work of art. This installation, last on view 20 years ago, represents his effort to foster such an experience. Part of a series of powerful—and temporary—works the artist [...]
May 26 – June 20, 2009 Edward Shalala will exhibit documentary photographs in The Painting Center’s Project Room. Shalala makes temporary raw canvas thread paintings in NYC parks and grasslands and photographs the results. Shalala responds to the history of modern and postmodern abstraction that deals with ‘end game’ painting. The lineage begins with: Cezanne’s use of raw canvas (“in-reserve”), Barnett Newman’s painting ‘Name II,’1950, Robert Rauschenberg’s White painting series, 1951, Piero Manzoni’s clay [...]
February 25 – March 23, 2009 A quite exceptional event, “Vides” (Voids) is a retrospective of empty exhibitions since that of Yves Klein in 1958. In almost a dozen rooms of the National Museum of Modern Art, it assembles in a totally original manner exhibitions that showed absolutely nothing, leaving empty the space for which they were designed. The idea of exhibiting emptiness is a recurring notion in the history of art over the [...]
Allied Works Architecture Maryhill Overlook, 1999 Photo by Sally Schoolmaster “Brad Cloepfil is the principal of Allied Works Architecture in Portland, Oregon. Allied Works is a nationally recognized architecture firm that has recently completed projects like the extension to the Seattle Art Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis and is currently finishing the Museum of Art & Design at 2 Columbus Circle in New York. PORT recently sat down with him to [...]
Robert Irwin, Black³, 2008 Tergal voile, light construction, framing materials and paintings (urethane paint and lacquer on aircraft honeycomb aluminum) Dimensions variable. Each painting: 60 x 60 in.; Edition of 3 September 17 — October 19, 2008 For his exhibition at White Cube Mason’s Yard, Irwin has created two new installations. On the ground floor, Black³ features a series of floor-to-ceiling parallel scrim material panels, which the viewer must navigate, thereby altering the perceptual [...]
Dan Flavin, Untitled (to Jan & Ron Greendberg), 1972-73 November 16, 2007 — February 24, 2008 The Panza Collection: An Experience of Color and Light includes more than seventy works of art from the Panza Collection, which is now dispersed in Varese, Verona, New York, and Los Angeles. In consultation with Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, whose vision has guided the project from the start, Gallery Director Louis Grachos and Senior Curator Douglas Dreishpoon [...]
Robert Irwin at MCASD; Photo by Stephanie Diani October 21, 2007 — April 13, 2008 The largest exhibition of Irwin’s work since 1993, Robert Irwin: Primaries and Secondaries features five new major installation works created specifically for the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s downtown galleries, and is drawn almost exclusively of works from the Museum’s collection. The exhibition, a survey spanning more than 50 years of work, is curated by Hugh M. Davies, [...]
introduction Tilman has stated that his art has completely moved into the three-dimensional realm, and that his use of and response to architecture requires finding a balance between various environments and the objects that he makes and situates in these environments. Inspired by everyday objects and structures, his goal is to present and represent light using color and form, which is mediated through the objects he makes, the structures in which the objects are located, [...]
If only everything were so black and white. The Tony Smith show at Matthew Marks was essentially all black, while the Anish Kapoor show next door at Barbara Gladstone, which was entitled “Whiteout”, was whiter than a teenage divas’ wedding cake. Both shows included heavyweight works by two sculptors mainly preoccupied with the matrimony of the material to the immaterial. Although the artists are generations apart (Smith died in 1980 at age 68 and Kapoor [...]