See James Turrell’s Earliest Work Now On View

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Photography:Florian Holzherr

The Godfather of light and space, James Turrell began his journey in exploring the relationship between form and color back in 1966 after moving into a vacated hotel in Santa Monica, CA.  It was in these abandoned rooms that Turrell began experimenting with high-intensity projectors, using them as a tool to bend the eye’s perception and manipulate a space.  From this trial came Turrell’s first significant installation work of corner projections, using projected light as a medium to create the illusion of free-floating, three dimensional shapes suspended in the corners of a room.  Now on view through PACE Gallery’s 67, 68, 69 exhibition, this first body of work proves that even in his earliest stagesTurrell had the ability to create a transformative phenomenon with his artistic expression.

67, 68, 69 is on view at PACE Gallery on 57th St. through July 29th and simultaneously at PACE Gallery Palo Alto through August 28th.