James Turrell, Breathing Light

Breathing Light Image

James Turrell, considered one of the most important artists of the Southern California Light and Space movement, was born in Los Angeles in 1943 and attended Pomona College, where he studied art, art history, mathematics, perceptual psychology and astronomy. He took graduate courses at the University of California, Irvine, and received a master's degree in fine art from Claremont Graduate School. Breathing Light is one of the artist's Ganzfeld pieces: an installation designed to entirely eliminate the viewer's depth perception. James Turrell’s art is a nexus for the worlds of art, science, architecture, astronomy, mathematics, archaeology, and spirituality.

This exhibition is currently closed and will re-open to the public on May 29, 2016.

Free with general admission. Capacity is limited. Maximum occupancy: 8. Check in at a LACMA Ticket Office to reserve same-day access.

James Turrell, Breathing Light, 2013, LED light into space, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by Kayne Griffin Corcoran and the Kayne Foundation (M.2013.1) © James Turrell, photo © Florian Holzherr.