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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