Robert Irwin
In a career that has stretched over more than five decades, prominent artist Robert Irwin has installed or exhibited much of his artwork around San Diego. You may have seen:
• His 1983 sculpture “Two Running Violet V Forms,” an installation of purple fences in a eucalyptus grove, part of at the UC San Diego Stuart Collection.
• A Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego retrospective of his career in 2007-2008 and the museum’s “Phenomenal” exhibition in 2011 highlighting the “Light and Space” movement. You can see some of his pieces, including a smaller prism, in this video.
• A permanent piece, “1° 2° 3° 4°” commissioned for the La Jolla campus of MCASD that cut open rectangles in windows overlooking the ocean to frame the view and allow the sound, smell and wind from outside to come in.

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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