ARTS & CULTURE

James Turrell at the Gagosian, London

11/05/2010 09:06 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

WHO: James Turrell

WHAT: James Turrell at the Gagosian, Britannia Street

WHEN: 13th October- 10 December 2010

WHERE: Gagosian Gallery, 6-24 Britannia street, London, WC1X 9JD

WHY:

Gagosian Gallery presents an exhibition of new installations, light works, sculptures and prints by James Turrell. This is his first exhibition with the gallery. For more than forty-five years, Turrell has explored the myriad possibilities of using light as a medium of perception. Since pursuing studies in perceptual psychology during the 1960s, Turrell has been exploring a variety of perceptual phenomena, ranging from sensory deprivation to intense optical effects. He continues to use light as his primary subject and material, with its inherent allusions to painting and sculpture. The relation of exterior light to interior light is explored further in the work 'Bindu Shards' (2010), a fully immersive visual and auditory work to be experienced by one person at a time.

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