If you are not following James Turrell, you should be. On January 21st, his exhibition at Pomona College reopens after a winter break. Several months ago he spoke with Michael Govan at LACMA about an upcoming project at the museum, where currently you can see a great work by him in LACMA’s So Cal show. Turrell is also installing new work at Griffin Contemporary in Santa Monica. Los Angeles’ light and space priest seems everywhere at the moment, all the while continuing his massive Roden Crater project in the Painted Desert. However, if you want to return to the beginning of Turrell’s career, all you have to do is get coffee. The Starbucks at the corner of Main Street and Hill in Santa Monica was at one time Turrell’s studio.
- Ed Schad
(*Photo credit: Georgia Fee, Turrell’s Skyscape at SF de Young Museum.)