Robert Irwin, one of the major artists of our time. And a personal favorite of The Book Works.

Robert Pincus (Union Tribune) wrote about Robert Irwin’s new work at Quint Contemporary Art in La Jolla. His show ends May 1st so if you haven’t been… make sure you go. If you have been, go again, because the exhibition changes every other week.

“Robert Irwin’s new work at La Jolla’s Quint Contemporary Art — his first show in a commercial gallery space on the West Coast in three decades — consists mainly of fluorescent light tubes. But it’s important to know that it’s not about the lights.
Sound like a contradiction? On the surface, yes. But not if we take into account the dramatic evolution of Irwin’s art since the 1960s — a body of work that has made him one of the major artists of our time.

Irwin, 81, has worked with an impressive array of media. There are the painted and shaped acrylic surfaces of his ethereal, wall-mounted discs of the late 1960s. Or, the tinted fence he employed in works like “Two Running Violet V-Forms” for UCSD’s Stuart Collection in 1981. Then, there is the vast array of plant life in what is arguably his most famous work for a public place: the Getty Garden in Los Angeles.”

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