James Turrell


    Three James Turrell exhibitions is concurrently on view from coast to coast across the USA since last summer. They are being hosted at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and LACMA, Los Angeles, who is presenting the first major retrospective of Turrell in America since 1985. Turrells practice began in the mid-1960s when he observed a beam of light emitted from a slide projector while sitting in the darkened hall of an art history lecture at Pomona college. It was this moment that provoked him to ask what if light was not the tool that enabled people to see something else, but rather became the thing people look at, and so his journey into changing peoples perception of light and space began.