James Turrell's installations draw us closer to the presence of light and its transformation of our perception of space.
For the 2020 edition of Frieze Los Angeles, Pace Gallery and Kayne Griffin Corcoran will co-present an immersive exhibition of work by James Turrell across both galleries' art fair booth. The presentation is conceived to further the ongoing crowdsourcing and awareness-raising efforts for Turrell's magnum opus, the Roden Crater project.
The works in this presentation vary in scale, shape and colour, and are developed from the artist's 'Glass' works begun in 2006. Each 'Glass' work is a unique composition, incorporating a temporal element in which hundreds of vivid combinations of colours seep into each other as they slowly shift over time. Together, the works create an immersive and changing light-filled environment and a place for meditation, introspection, and awe. The colour filled apertures advance the lineage of abstract art, building on the tenets of Mark Rothko's 'Color Field' paintings or Ad Reinhardt's 'black paintings', which for Turrell 'brought colour out of darkness.' In implicating the viewer in the temporal experience of colour within the physical and perceptual experience, Turrell turns light into a powerful substance.
'I want light itself to be the revelation.' - James Turrell
Our presentation at Frieze Los Angeles is conceived to further the ongoing crowdsourcing and awareness-raising efforts for Turrell's magnum opus, the Roden Crater project. Located in the Painted Desert region of Northern Arizona, Roden Crater is a monumental artwork created within a volcanic cinder. Representing the culmination of the artist's lifelong research in the field of human visual and psychological perception, Roden Crater is a gateway to the contemplation of light, time, and landscape.
Since its inception, Turrell and has received widespread and high-profile support from corporations and foundations. Roden Crater counts DIA Art Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, and National Endowment for the Arts among its Founding Donors. Pace and Kayne Griffin Corcoran will use the occasion of Frieze Los Angeles to further engage the West Coast community with Roden Crater through an education campaign on the project and by encouraging individual contributions.
Marc Glimcher, President and CEO of Pace Gallery, comments, 'Seeing the completion of Roden Crater within Turrell's lifetime is a long-held dream we all share. He has been working towards the realisation of this seminal work for decades, and the end is ever closer. However modest the donation, every individual has the power to make it happen and to become part of the Roden Crater story. It's a project close to my heart that, once open to the public, will truly illustrate the impact art can have on humanity.'
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Paramount Pictures Studios
5400 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles,
CA 90038, United States
2020 Opening Hours
Main Tent & Backlot:
Thursday Preview, February 13 (Invitation only)
Friday Preview & Private View, February 14:
check your ticket/invitation
Saturday, February 15: 11am - 7pm
Sunday, February 16: 11am - 6pm