Mary Corse & James Turrell
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 12, 2013, 6-8PM
Nye+Brown is pleased to present an exhibition of 3 new large-scale paintings by Mary Corse and an early installation, Cross Corner Projection (1968) by James Turrell.
A shooting star that you catch out of the corner of your eye; the soothing rhythm of night driving, tires thump at perfect intervals as they strike highway reflectors; a landscape that changes so radically in seasonal lights, it is as if one sees it for the first time; a flawed chameleon, momentarily appears naked before her prey; structure is the one static force in a fluid arena of dancing lights; White is an ever turning kaleidoscopic.
Simplicity is the most complicated energy to harness. A triangle clipped from a corner transforms light to solid matter. Light is form released like a spinning top, gravity and nature take over. A pure red diluted with green seems redder, or at least intensified to the cones and rods that try to lap up the spectrum, a thirsty dog in the desert.
Absence of color and an abundance of color, kissing cousins, worshippers of the same god.
Mary Corse was born in Los Angeles, California where she received her BFA from the Chouinard Art Institute. She has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and abroad at such institutions as the Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; and the Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY.
Mary Corse is represented by Ace Gallery, Los Angeles.
James Turrell was born in Los Angeles, CA. He received his BA in experimental psychology at Pomona College and later received his MA at Claremont Graduate School. He has exhibited at the Tate Modern, London; MAK, Vienna; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY and the Stedlijk Museum, Amsterdam. The James Turrell Museum opened in Colomé, Argentina in 2009.