New York—Pace is pleased to announce Cacophonous, an exhibition of Robert Irwin’s new light works. Cacophonous will be on view at 534 West 25th Street from April 10 through May 9, 2015. An opening reception for the artist will be held Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6 to 8 p.m. A new catalogue will accompany the exhibition.
Since the 1960s, Irwin has emphasized experience as an extension of the perceptual. The pioneer of the Light and Space movement in Southern California, Irwin’s work draws focus to ambient environmental conditions, making them palpable by heightening the viewer’s awareness in the context of the work.
For his exhibition at Pace, he has produced eight works that advance his use of fluorescent light, a material he first used in the 1970s. Irwin installs rows of columnar lights, coating the different tubes with colored gels that alter the transmission of light. Other tubes remain unlit taking some advantage of the reflected light. The walls, as well as the contiguous elements that constitute the piece, are perceived as a whole. The physical materials are subordinated by the phenomenological effects of light, shadow and reflection.
Irwin has previously exhibited site-conditioned fluorescent works the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Pace London, where he presented Piccadilly in 2013, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, which includes one in its permanent collection. On June 1, a new version of Irwin’s site-conditioned installation Excursus: Homage to the Square3, originally presented in New York between 1998 and 2000, will open at Dia Center for the Arts, Beacon, NY, where it will remain on view through May 2017.
In 2016, his new permanent installation for the Chinati Foundation in Marfa is slated to open. Irwin will modify an existing building of the former army fort, installing films and scrims along the windows to create a gradation of the natural light. It is the first major installation added to the Chinati Foundation since 2004. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, will present Robert Irwin: All the Rules Have Changed from April 7 to September 5, 2016. Highlighting works produced between 1958 and 1970, this is the first museum survey to focus on Irwin’s landmark early studio practice. The year 2016 also marks the fiftieth anniversary of Pace’s representation of Irwin.
Robert Irwin (b. 1928, Long Beach, CA) grew up in Los Angeles and studied at some of the region’s premiere art schools: Otis College of Art and Design (1948–50), Jepson Art Institute (1951) and Chouinard Art Institute (1952–54). He later taught at the latter school as well as the University of California, Los Angeles, and developed the graduate program at the University of California, Irvine, where he taught a vital generation of artists that includes Larry Bell, Chris Burden and Vija Celmins. Irwin is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (1976), a five-year MacArthur Fellowship (1984–89) and a Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture (2009).
He has had more than seventy solo exhibitions at institutions including The Museum of Modern Art (1970–71); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1976, 2009–10); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1977, 2013); Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (1997, 2007); and Dia Center for the Arts, New York (1998–2000). In 1993 the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, organized a retrospective of his work that traveled to Kölnisher Kunstverein, Cologne; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid. He has also designed permanent site-conditional and landscape works for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; and the Stuart Collection, University of California, San Diego. He designed the grounds and architecture for the Dia Center for the Arts, Beacon, NY, and the lush Central Gardens at the J. Paul Getty Center, Los Angeles.
His work is included in numerous public collections worldwide including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; the Art Institute of Chicago; Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris; Dia Art Foundation, Beacon, NY; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.
Robert Irwin lives and works in San Diego, CA. He joined Pace in 1966, and this is his eighteenth exhibition at the gallery.
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罗伯特·艾文宣布将於2016年举办两个令人期待的展览项目。 过去的十四年间，罗伯特·艾文为齐那提基金会（Chinati Foundation）创作了一系列新的作品供其永久收藏，这些作品将於2016年向公众展出。 罗伯特·艾文的另一个展览Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change将於2016年4月7日至9月5日期间在美国华盛顿特区的史密森博物馆内的赫施霍恩博物馆与雕塑园内展出。这是第一个专注於研究艾文从20世纪60年代开始的黄金十年间创作的作品的博物馆，同时也是1977年後除了他的家乡—加州之外，第一个研究艾文的博物馆。
罗伯特·欧文（Robert Irwin）因地制宜的装置作品Excursus: Homage to the Square³正在Dia:Beacon展出至2017年5月。此装置原本在Dia中心作为在切尔西的艺术从1998年至2000年展出，更新后作为欧文首个在Dia:Beacon展出的作品，他还为此构思了一个大师级的计划。 从外观上来看，画廊内布满了从地板固定到天花板的亚麻布板，从而营造出一个犹如迷宫的装置，欧文在亚麻布板之间加上彩色凝胶和荧光灯，挑战观众对空间及光线的感知。Excursus: Homage to the Square³这种新的表现手法体现欧文对空间及感知性的理解，一如他的艺术及建筑中的呈现。
「如果你跟着线索走，会找到简单而明显的问题。但它们都是非常好的问题－你可以一辈子就跟他们一起生活。这基本上是我一直在做的事情。」罗伯特·欧文说道。 华尔街日报的Andy Battaglia大赞罗伯特·欧文於佩斯的最新个展「Cacophonous」，其以哲学的逻辑想法来进行艺术创作。自1960年代，欧文一直在尝试以艺术作为一种感知的延伸和超越。点选 此处 阅读整篇文章。 「罗伯特·欧文：Cacophonous」正於西534街25号展出，展览将持续至5月9日（星期六）。 6月1日，Dia:Beacon将推出「Robert Irwin: Excursus: Homage to the Square3」，这是艺术家在此艺术中心首次设计呈现完整整体规划的展览。点选 此处 浏览「Cacophonous」的展览专页。 点选 此处 浏览「Cacophonous」的展览专页。
2015. Pace Gallery. Paperback
44 pages: 14 color illustrations; 9 x 12 ¾ inches