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Artist Robert Irwin Sculpts Light And Space In Dia:Beacon Show

Visitors walk around artist Robert Irwin's installation at the Whitney Museum in New York. His show "Excursus: Homage to the Square3" will be on view at Dia:Beacon in Beacon until May 2017. Photo Credit: Wikipedia
Artist Robert Irwin, shown in the 1970s, has not let age slow him down. The California minimalist, now in his late 80s, is having a show -- "Excursus: Homage to the Square3" at Dia:Beacon until May 2017. Photo Credit: www4.uwm.edu

BEACON, N.Y. -- Some artists work in oils, others in clay, but minimalist pioneer Robert Irwin, who designed the architecture at Dia:Beacon, creates with light, space, and concrete, according to a recent write-up in The Wall Street Journal.

The octogenarian’s hand can be seen at the behemoth of a museum perched on the banks of the Hudson in everything from the galleries to the parking lots, which are interlaced with hawthorn trees, and the pathways, which he created from interlocking cement blocks with tufts of grass growing in-between them.

His show "Excursus: Homage to the Square3" will be on view at Dia:Beacon through May 2017. It includes a walk-through maze with filtered fluorescent tubes, according to The New York Times.

According to the Wall Street Journal report, Irwin is also known for “Scrim Veil – black rectangle – Natural Light” an installation at the Whitney Museum in New York, and a massive garden at Los Angeles’s Getty Center.

For the full Wall Street Journal piece, click here .

The museum is located at 3 Beekman St.

For more information, call (845) 449-0100, or visit the Dia Art Foundation's website at www.diaart.org /..

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