Academy Art Museum Opens James Turrell Exhibition

. April 20, 2013

The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, presents the exhibition, James Turrell Perspectives, opening n April 20, 2013, featuring the premier of a new installation entitled St. Elmo’s Light, and many other works never before on public view. James Turrell is an internationally-acclaimed light and space artist whose work can be found in collections worldwide.

Over more than six decades he has pursued his fascination with the phenomena of light to create striking works that play with the perception and the effect of light within a created space. Since 1974, Turrell has been converting a dormant volcano in Arizona, Roden Crater, into a monumental work of art. James Turrell Perspectives is concurrent with the artist’s retrospectives at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

ames Turrell Perspectives will emphasize the issues and ideas that have been at the core of Turrell’s work. The artist, who resides part time on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and his team are collaborating fully on the project. The exhibition consists of four components, installed in four ground floor galleries in the Academy Art Museum, including a room of holograms, the site-specific light installation, a selection of photographs and plans and a set of bronze and plaster models related to the Roden Crater project in Arizona. Together these four parts will focus on Turrell’s fascination with both the mechanics of visual perception and the metaphysics of light. They will also introduce recurring themes in Turrell’s oeuvre related to geologic time and his efforts to give viewers a direct experience with the cosmos.

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