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Exhibition Detail
A Retrospective
5905 Wilshire Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

May 26th, 2013 - April 6th, 2014
May 26th, 2013 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
 Raemar Pink White , James TurrellJames Turrell, Raemar Pink White ,
1969, Shallow Space, Collection of Art & Research, Las Vegas, Installation view at Griffin Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA
© James Turrell, Photo by Robert Wedemeyer, courtesy Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles
Afrum (White), James TurrellJames Turrell, Afrum (White),
1966, Projected light, Dimensions variable, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, partial gift of Marc and Andrea Glimcher in honor of the appointment of Michael Govan as Chief Executive Officer and Wallis Annenberg Director and purchased with funds provided by David Bohnett and To
© James Turrell. Photo © 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA.
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Mon-Tue,Thu 12-8; Fri 12-9; Sat-Sun 11-8
light projections, prints, installation

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.

James Turrell: A Retrospective is co-curated by Michael Govan, Wallis Annenberg Director and CEO, and Christine Y. Kim, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at LACMA. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, will present concurrent exhibitions of Turrell’s work, each focusing on different aspects of his oeuvre: a singular monumental installation in New York, and work from the extensive permanent collection and commissions in Houston.

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.

Sponsored by 

BCAM, Level 2 and Resnick Pavilion

Advance ticketing for members begins April 17; advance ticketing for the general public begins May 8.

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