let there be light

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Turrell 2Light (and color) artist, James Turrell’s new exhibition opened recently at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and as he is one of my all time fav’s, I was nearly first in line. The show consists of a fantastic collection of light installations from projections to holograms — all will take your breath away,  studies in the form of drawings and models, sketches & working drawings for his built works, videos and a couple of all encompassing experiences. The Ganzfeld experience, I swear was like being inside Wonkavision. Whoa!

And if after seeing this show, you are not so inspired to hit the road and make a pilgrimage to his major oeuvre, The Roden Crater (a colossal work in progress since 1975), I don’t know what to say. As soon as public viewing is possible, you can bet I will be there. They say, it’s just a couple years away now but the same rumor has been true since the the late 80’s. Watch this blog for more . . .

                                                         Helpful Hint:                                                                 Tickets for the LACMA exhibition are timed. Starting at the 6:30 PM entry as I did, will not give you enough time to take it all in before they kick you out to close the museum. So go earlier in the day and plan at least 2 hours. This retrospective goes through Mid-April 2014 but don’t delay. You won’t want to miss it.

Images courtesy LACMA (There is no photography allowed in the exhibition.)

One thought on “let there be light

  1. I just went to the James Turrell in Los Angeles. Definately get your tickets in advance. It was awesome, especially his perspective!

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