James Turrell: A Retrospective
James Turrell: A Retrospective explores nearly fifty years in the career of James Turrell (b. 1943, Los Angeles), a key artist in the Southern California Light and Space movement of the 1960s and 70s. The exhibition includes early geometric light projections, prints and drawings, installations exploring sensory deprivation and seemingly unmodulated fields of colored light, and recent two-dimensional work with holograms. One section is devoted to the Turrell masterwork in process, Roden Crater, a site-specific intervention into the landscape just outside Flagstaff, Arizona, which will be presented through models, plans, photographs, and films. The exhibition includes a separately-ticketed experience, Light Reignfall, from the artist's Perceptual Cell series, with a limited number of tickets available (special conditions apply). Find out more.
Tickets for James Turrell, A Retrospective and Perceptual Cell are now available.
James Turrell: A Retrospective is organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in conjunction with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. Major support is provided by Kayne Griffin Corcoran and the Kayne Foundation. Generous funding is also provided by Shidan and Susanne Taslimi, Mehran and Laila Taslimi, and the Taslimi Foundation and Renvy Graves Pittman. Additional underwriting by Pace Gallery, Suzanne Deal Booth and David G. Booth, Robert Tuttle and Maria Hummer-Tuttle, Gagosian Gallery, and Violet Spitzer-Lucas and the Spitzer Family Foundation, along with Mark and Lauren Booth, James Corcoran and Tracy Lew, the Charles W. Engelhard Foundation, and Pierre Lagrange and Roubi L’Roubi.
Image: James Turrell, Raemar Pink White, 1969, Shallow Space, Dimensions variable, Collection of Art & Research, Las Vegas, Installation view at Griffin Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA, 2004, © James Turrell, Photo by Robert Wedemeyer, courtesy Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles.
James Turrell: Second Meeting
Filmed in early 2013, this film from Art21's Exclusive series shows James Turrell revisiting his installation Second Meeting (1989) at the home of private collectors. James Turrell's explorations in light and space impact the eye, body, and mind with the force of a spiritual awakening. Informed by his studies in perceptual psychology and optical illusions, Turrell's work allows us to see ourselves seeing.
Producer: Ian Forster & Eve Moros Ortega. Director: David Howe. Camera: Marc Levy. Sound: Neal Doxsee. Editor: Morgan Riles. Artwork Courtesy: James Turrell, Clifford Einstein & Mandy Einstein. | art21.org | © 2013 Art21, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Advance tickets are now on sale for the exhibition James Turrell: A Retrospective, which opens May 26 and explores the nearly fifty year career of the artist. Covering a full floor of BCAM and a third of the Resnick Pavilion, the exhibition features numerous immersive light installations that address our perception and how we see including projections and holograms; an entire section devoted to Turrell’s masterwork-in-progress, the Roden Crater project; Light Reignfall, a single-viewer experience from Turrell’s Perceptual Cell series; a 4,500+ square foot ganzfeld; and more...