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Happy Birthday James Turrell!
“Generally, we use light—we don’t really pay much attention to light itself. That’s my interest: this fascination with light and how we come to light.”
Happy birthday today (May 6) to artist James Turrell.
Seen here is the The Light Inside (1999), commissioned by and installed at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The Light Inside is installed in the underground tunnel that links the museum’s Caroline Wiess Law Building with the Audrey Jones Beck Building.
This scene is featured in the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 1 episode, Spirituality (2001).
IMAGES: Production stills from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 1 episode, Spirituality, 2001. © Art21, Inc. 2001.
Tomorrow is your last chance to visit James Turrell: Roden Crater and Autonomous Structures. As Turrell explains, “Autonomous Structures are just containers for the light; the art is in the experience of the viewer.”
Installation view, courtesy Pace Gallery
Thank you to Black Contemporary Art, Cave to Canvas, & Tumblr for visiting James Turrell: Roden Crater and Autonomous Structures on Saturday! We look forward to the next New York Art Walk!
A group photo of the New York Art Walk participants at the Pace Gallery - thanks to everyone who braved the weather to come out!
Photo Courtesy James Turrell and the Guggenheim Museum; Rendering created by Andreas Tjeldflaat
Here’s a sneak-peek of James Turrell: Roden Crater and Autonomous Structures opening TONIGHT from 6-8 pm at 32 East 57th Street. The exhibition will focus on the Roden Crater, an extinct volcano in the Painted Desert of Northern Arizona that Turrell has been transforming into a monumental work of art since the 1970s.
© James Turrell, Courtesy Pace Gallery
Pace is honored to present an exhibition of work by James Turrell in anticipation of his unprecedented three-venue museum exhibition on view concurrently at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston this spring. Known for his work with light and visual perception, Turrell is among the most influential artists of the past fifty years. He has been represented by Pace since 2002. This is the gallery’s fifth exhibition of his work.
James Turrell: Roden Crater and Autonomous Structures will be on view at 32 East 57th Street from March 15 through April 20, with an opening reception for the artist and public this Thursday, March 14, 6 to 8 PM.
© James Turrell, Courtesy Pace Gallery
Museum Monday: James Turrell’s Meeting is a favorite of ours and is now back on view at MoMA PS1! We highly suggest stopping in on a bright sunny day!
Check out this morning’s view of our James Turrell skyspace! A few clouds on the horizon but the forecast is looking great for an afternoon visit #meetingmonday
James Turrell’s holograms are currently on show at the Hiram Butler Gallery in Houston, Texas through September 22nd.
Image courtesy of Hiram Butler Gallery.
Reblog of the day: If you are in the Houston area, Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” is a must see!
The 73rd “Skyspace” by James Turrell, Twilight Epiphany, opened in Houston last month. It is gorgeous.
James Turrell is an American artist whose works explore light in space. He has been working with his “skyspaces” since the 1970s. The pieces are composed of a space with a roof open to the sky, with lighting which changes the user’s perception. This skyspace is titled Twilight Epiphany. The AIA’s newsletter, Architect, describes it as such, “One’s visual perception is not so much that the LED array is changing the color of the canopy, but that the sky beyond is itself impossibly shifting toward complementary shades, cycling through bruised purples and eschatological greens, gradually and suddenly darkening and lightening, while the canopy itself remains a mysterious constant.”
One of our very own Pace staffers visited Rice University in Houston and took these incredible shots of the James Turrell Skyspace titled Twilight Epiphany that has recently been completed on campus.
Rice University described the construction and future uses of the Skyspace as: ”Constructed of grass, concrete, stone and composite steel, the pyramid-like structure is equipped with an LED light performance that projects onto the ceiling and through the 72-foot square knife-edge roof, that is open to the sky. Turrell’s composition of light complements the natural light present at sunrise and sunset, and it transforms the skyspace into a locale for contemplation and reflective interaction with the rest of the campus and the natural world. There will be light shows daily at sunrise and sunset.”
Photos courtesy of Pace Gallery.
Standing adjacent to the Shepherd School of Music on the Rice University campus, James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace has landed! Click HERE to read more about the creation of this pyramidal structure that accommodates 120 people on two levels and is acoustically engineered for musical performances. If you are in the Houston area we highly suggest visiting this amazing structure!
Photo by Paul Hester
Here’s a sneak-peak of James Turrell’s newest project at Rice University! “Twilight Epiphany,” a 12-foot-tall high grass berm found on a hill to the east of the Alice Pratt Brown Hall opens to the public on June 14. For more information, visit publicart.rice.edu.
James Turrell, “Stone Sky”, 2005, Stonescape, Napa Valley, California. Photo For Juke, Green By Cathy Carver, Courtesy Of The Pace Gallery. All Other Installation Photographs By F. Holzherr, Courtesy Of The Pace Gallery. Copyright James Turrell.
“We live within this reality we create, and we’re quite unaware of how we create the reality. So the work is often a general koan into how we go about forming this world in which we live, in particular with seeing.” - James Turrell via Interview Magazine
It’s a perfectly sunny week in New York to visit James Turrell’s Meeting, a site-specific installation that has been at MoMA PS1 since the fall of 1986. Meetingis composed of a square room with a rectangular opening cut directly into the ceiling. Carefully calculated artificial lights produce an orange glow on the white walls of the room, permitting the viewer to appreciate the intensity of the sky’s color.
© 2012 MoMA PS1 | An Affiliate of The Museum of Modern Art