I got to hit the James Turrell retrospective at LACMA. And it is pretty dang wild. My story in ARCHITECT.
Bridget’s Bardot, 2009, a Ganzfeld space by James Turrell. Part of the artist’s solo exhibition James Turrell: A Retrospective, at the L.A. County Museum of Art. Opens Sunday. (Copyright James Turrell. Photo by Florian Holzherr.)
- L.A.: A. Quincy Jones, Building for Better Living, at the Hammer Museum. Opens Thursday, in Westwood.
- Sheboygan, Wisc.: Uncommon Ground, at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Through August 18.
- Miami: Modern Meals: Remaking American Foods From Farm to Kitchen, at the Wolfsonian Museum. Through September 29, in Miami Beach.
- NYC: Edward Hopper, Hopper Drawing, at the Whitney Museum. Opens Thursday.
- NYC: Takuma Nakahira, Circulation: Date, Place, Events, at Yossi Milo Gallery. Opens Thursday at 6pm, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Jogging: Soon, an exhibition at Still House. Opens Friday at 6pm, in Red Hook.
- NYC: Lee Arnold, Rick Caruso, Christina Kelly and Michael Krondle, Natural Selection, at Trestle Gallery. Opens Friday, in Gowanus.
- Milan: Mike Kelley: Eternity is a Long Time, at HangarBicocca. Opens today.
In the beginning… (Photos by C-M.)
Last Friday was the last, exhausting day of the USC Annenberg Getty Fellowship. Thankfully, the three weeks of Chicken Little driving around L.A. were capped with an absolutely sublime happening: we got to watch the sun set inside a James Turrell sculpture at the home of a pair of prominent L.A. art collectors. The piece is super simple: a giant white cube, where you can sit and gape at the sky through an opening overhead (reminiscent of his piece at P.S. 1 in NYC). The square cut out of the ceiling makes for a nice frame. The lights within the sculpture highlight the intensity of changing blues. Naturally, I snapped the whole process. I’m not quite sure that I was able to fully capture the subtle variations of the sky as the sun set, but I wasn’t gonna leave without giving it a try.
Click on images to supersize. Many more after the jump.