Now on view at New York's David Zwirner Gallery, light and space master Dan Flavin's Corners, Barriers and Corridors. Using works from the late 60's and early 70's, David Zwirner has assembled an impressive exhibition that focuses specifically on corner, barrier and corridor installations. Since the early 1960's, when Flavin used a single fluorescent bulb placed diagonally on the wall, until his death in 1996, he has pioneered space altering works that use commercially available florescent lighting. Flavin's 1973 show at the St. Louis Art Museum is used as a departure point for the current exhibition and the gallery stays true to the beautiful thematic works while giving it a modern update.
California light and space artists have long been a favorite of The Brvtalist. We particularly love Flavin's use of minimalism and his ability to almost confuse the viewer by using geometry and strategic placement of objects. His ability to use light as a way to completely alter a space is uncanny and he has always referenced other forms of art and architecture and incorporated them in to his works.
David Zwirner Gallery has had a long tradition of focusing on these amazing exhibitions (see the groundbreaking Primary Atmospheres) and this show only adds to their impressive list. Minimalism, light and space are all things that The Brvtalist is constantly exploring and we were thrilled to see this exhibition come up. Flavin's works undoubtedly stimulate the senses and immediately put the viewer in a while new environment. If you are in New York, this is a must see. For more information please visit David Zwirner.