James Turrell: A Retrospective

Exhibition:
James Turrell: A Retrospective
On View:
May 26, 2013-April 6, 2014
Location:
BCAM, Level 2 and Resnick Pavilion
LACMA Presents First Major Retrospective of James Turrell in Nearly Thirty Years
Retrospective at LACMA is Complemented by James Turrell Exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

(Los Angeles—May 2, 2013) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents James Turrell: A Retrospective, the first major U.S. survey of Los Angeles-native James Turrell since 1985. The exhibition features approximately fifty works tracing five decades of the artist’s career. In addition to early light projections, holograms, and an entire section devoted to his masterwork-in-progress, the Roden Crater project, the exhibition features numerous immersive light installations that address our perception and how we see. LACMA’s retrospective is complemented by concurrent, independently curated exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH)(June 9—September 22, 2013); and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (June 21—September 25, 2013). Additional Turrell exhibitions on view this year include the Academy Art Museum, Easton (April 20—July 7, 2013); and Villa Panza, Varese, Italy (October 24, 2013—May 4, 2014).

Image credits:

James Turrell, Afrum (White), 1966, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, partial gift of Marc and Andrea Glimcher in honor of the appointment of Michael Govan as Chief Executive Officer and Wallis Annenberg Director and purchased with funds provided by David Bohnett and Tom Gregory through the 2008 Collectors Committee, © James Turrell, Photo © 2013 Museum Associates/LACMA

James Turrell, Bridget’s Bardo, 2009, Ganzfeld, Installation view at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany, 2009, © James Turrell, Photo © Florian Holzherr

James Turrell, Twilight Epiphany, 2012, A James Turrell Skyspace, The Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion, Rice University, Houston,TX © James Turrell Photo © Florian Holzherr

James Turrell, Milarepa’s Helmut, 1989, James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles © James Turrell, Photo courtesy Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles