James Turrell

Visual Arts
5:00 am
Fri September 20, 2013

'Gard Blue' Fills Spencer Museum Of Art With Light

Gard Blue, 1968. Copyright James Turrell
Credit Florian Holzherr / Collection of Mark and Lauren Booth/Courtesy Spencer Museum of Art

The "thingness," or the physicality of light, has been a focus of exploration for artist James Turrell for five decades. This summer, three major exhibitions of Turrell's work opened in Los Angeles, Houston, and New York, where he turned the Guggenheim Museum’s rotunda into, what one critic described as, a "meditative spectacle."

At the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Turrell's Gard Blue, a projected light work, dates to the 1960s, when the artist first started exploring the potential of light.

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Visual Arts
2:53 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

James Turrell: On 'Gard Blue'

James Turrell at Rodin Crater, outside Flagstaff, Arizona. Copyright James Turrell.
Credit Florian Holzherr / courtesy Spencer Museum of Art

It’s been a summer of light for the arts world – and for artist James Turrell.

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