“Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change” opens this Thursday! We’re going to explore his work in-depth this week, from small-scale abstract paintings to ephemeral installations:
Robert Irwin’s first mature works were unfashionably small, hand-held paintings that invite close, extended looking. Tipping these works changes the way that light hits the surface, calling attention to subtle shifts in paint color, application, and sheen. Hand-held paintings mark the beginning of Irwin’s lifelong interest in understanding perception as it unfolds across space and time.
Photo: “Untitled” c. 1958, Collection- @moca http://s.si.edu/RobertIrwinHH