DECADE Theme Preview: L.A. AngelsWork 5: Robert Irwin’s NIAGARA, 2012
Robert Irwin—who, like Ed Moses, is considered part of the Cool School—uses light to create conceptual and abstract works of art. NIAGARA, one of the newest works to be debuted at the Albright-Knox, was commissioned by the museum and designed specifically for its 1962 Knox Building. Simple, yet elegant, the work’s fluorescent tubes are enhanced with colored gels that radiate hues of purple, blue, white, and gray light and shadows in the museum space, intentionally evoking the colors of Niagara Falls.
You only have two more days to view DECADE in its entirety before the exhibition closes on Sunday, January 6. Thankfully, Irwin’s NIAGARA will be on view for a while longer.
Image © 2012 Robert Irwin. Photograph © 2012 Philipp Stolz Rittermann

DECADE Theme Preview: L.A. Angels
Work 5: Robert Irwin’s NIAGARA, 2012

Robert Irwin—who, like Ed Moses, is considered part of the Cool School—uses light to create conceptual and abstract works of art. NIAGARA, one of the newest works to be debuted at the Albright-Knox, was commissioned by the museum and designed specifically for its 1962 Knox Building. Simple, yet elegant, the work’s fluorescent tubes are enhanced with colored gels that radiate hues of purple, blue, white, and gray light and shadows in the museum space, intentionally evoking the colors of Niagara Falls.

You only have two more days to view DECADE in its entirety before the exhibition closes on Sunday, January 6. Thankfully, Irwin’s NIAGARA will be on view for a while longer.

Image © 2012 Robert Irwin. Photograph © 2012 Philipp Stolz Rittermann

DECADE Theme Preview: L.A. AngelsWork 1: Ed Moses’s Blue Velvet, 2008
While many believe that the center of the art world is New York, a strong contemporary art scene also exists in Los Angeles. The DECADE exhibition theme L.A. Angels features works by Los Angeles–based artists, most of which were created during the middle of the twentieth century, the period when the city’s contemporary art scene was at its peak.
Ed Moses—a member of a group of Los Angeles–based artists known as the Cool School—creates works in the abstract expressionist style. While non-objective, surface and process are a focus in much of his work. In the abstract diptych painting Blue Velvet, one can almost see the hands of the artist at work on the canvas, which is complete with vertical streaks of blue and green that appear to radiate light.
This is the last theme preview for DECADE, which closes this Sunday, January 6. Select works will be on view for a little while longer in the 1962 Knox Building as new exhibitions are installed upstairs. 
Image © 2008 Ed Moses

DECADE Theme Preview: L.A. Angels
Work 1: Ed Moses’s Blue Velvet, 2008

While many believe that the center of the art world is New York, a strong contemporary art scene also exists in Los Angeles. The DECADE exhibition theme L.A. Angels features works by Los Angeles–based artists, most of which were created during the middle of the twentieth century, the period when the city’s contemporary art scene was at its peak.

Ed Moses—a member of a group of Los Angeles–based artists known as the Cool School—creates works in the abstract expressionist style. While non-objective, surface and process are a focus in much of his work. In the abstract diptych painting Blue Velvet, one can almost see the hands of the artist at work on the canvas, which is complete with vertical streaks of blue and green that appear to radiate light.

This is the last theme preview for DECADE, which closes this Sunday, January 6. Select works will be on view for a little while longer in the 1962 Knox Building as new exhibitions are installed upstairs. 

Image © 2008 Ed Moses