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Top Ten Contemporary Art Exhibits in 2013

Stephen Knudsen | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts
Stephen Knudsen

If memorability is in fact, as Henry Geldzahler claimed, a good measure of aesthetic goodness, then perhaps this list is of some worth. So here goes...my top ten contemporary art exhibits in 2013.

James Turrell Lights the Majors: The LACMA vs. the Guggenheim

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

Unless the artist is Picasso or Warhol, both of those deceased creators legendarily prolific, it is rare for two important American museums to feature simultaneous major exhibitions of a solo artist's work.

Seeing God in the Museum

S. Brent Plate | Posted 11.23.2013 | Religion
S. Brent Plate

With Aten Reign, Turrell assumes the museum-as-temple, adding his own objects of adoration, and offering a place for redemption. Only here, the object is light itself.

Christine Sciulli and the Geometry of Light

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

All the visual arts use light in some form, but in artist Christine Sciulli's new piece, Languid, on view at the Governor's Island Art Fair, light is the graphic kinetic tool with which she activates and shapes space.

PHOTOS: Watching The Sunset Through James Turrell

ARTINFO | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

While in Houston for the Texas Biennial, I had the pleasure of visiting not only the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's James Turrell retrospective, but a...

Doug Aitken: All Aboard the Art Train

MutualArt | Posted 09.03.2013 | Arts
MutualArt

All aboard the art express! Next week, Doug Aitken’s art train project, Station to Station: A Nomadic Happening, will embark on a cross-country ...

Let There Be Light

Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.21.2013 | Arts
Priscilla Frank

Art cowboy and potential extra-terrestrial James Turrell shows us mere mortals what it is to see light. Though we spend most of our waking hours s...

Hamptons Journal: Laurie Anderson Talks Dirt and Other Riffs

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.19.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

On a field of lights, on a stage bare except for a podium, a big chair, and a neon rectangle that could have been a James Turrell design, Laurie Ander...

Chuck Close: Up Close at Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.10.2013 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

"This is our best show ever," exulted Guild Hall Executive Director Ruth Appelhof, repeating what she says every August, as she greets guests for the ...

Six Picks for the Week Ahead From the Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 10.07.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Tired of Shark Week, yet? Here's some ideas to inspire a real-life adventure in the city.

Woman Unknowingly Uses James Turrell Piece As Storage Space

Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts

James Turrell seems to be everywhere this summer. His light-centric works are illuminating the Guggenheim, LACMA and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston -- a...

James Turrell's Light Art Installation Opens in Las Vegas

Julie Baumgardner | Posted 09.14.2013 | Arts
Julie Baumgardner

In a bait 'n switch as every mastermind has been known to do, Turrell has undertaken a project almost anathema to the earth-connected, sensory-perception art that he's invented.

Considering Perception: Robert Irwin and James Turrell

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 09.02.2013 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Many years ago, in a land far, far away, two young men set off on a journey to portray the experience of perception.

Experience of a Lifetime

Shana Sigmond | Posted 09.01.2013 | Style
Shana Sigmond

I have pieces on my walls that I bought for $5, ones given to me as gifts, those I found while traveling, some that once hung in my parents' home, a few I made myself, several made by friends... and even, yes, a couple I bought at galleries.

It's the Eye...

Peter Clothier | Posted 08.21.2013 | Arts
Peter Clothier

I'd be tempted to call him a magician, if he weren't such a consummate craftsman and technician in the science of light: his effects seem magical, mind-bending, ethereal.

Should LACMA's Imperfection Be Erased or Embraced?

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.18.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The exhibition I wanted to see deals with the ambitious plans by renowned Swiss architect Peter Zumthor to completely re-imagine LACMA's campus by erasing most of the existing buildings in favor of an imposing, amoeba-like structure wrapped in glass.

Into the Light: James Turrell

MutualArt | Posted 08.06.2013 | Arts
MutualArt

With three concurrent museum exhibitions in the states this summer including LACMA in Los Angeles, the Guggenheim in New York and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, 70-year-old James Turrell is having his moment.

'Go Inside And Greet The Light'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.22.2013 | Arts

"Seeing is a very sensuous act," James Turrell is quoted as saying in Richard Cadena's iconic book, Automated Lighting. For nearly 50 years Turrell...

Todd Williamson Brings "Unpolarized Light" to George Billis Gallery

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 07.15.2013 | Arts
Nicholas Marlin

Unpolarized light emitted by the sun, by a lamp, or by a candle flame creates light waves that vibrate in more than one plane in a variety of directions. It is a fitting name for Todd Williamson's current show.

10 Exhibitions You Should Know About

MutualArt | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts
MutualArt

On Stellar Rays and Higher Pictures are pleased to present a joint exhibition of Rochelle Feinstein.

At the Rothko Chapel: Art, Meditation and Reverence

John Seed | Posted 08.29.2012 | Arts
John Seed

"Resting the mind can be accomplished by meditation, and also by artwork, which allows the intuition to flow: the conscious mind recedes. Meditation a...

Turrell's 'Twilight Epiphany' Lights Up The Night

Posted 06.21.2012 | Arts

Even the most spectacular works of art have trouble measuring up to the beauty of a majestic sunset. James Turrell decided against pitting the two exp...

Doug Wheeler Distills Infinity

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 03.25.2012 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

In Wheeler's art case it is purely the medium of light that we explore, touch, see, and sense. His simplified use of material heightens and distills the experience. Being inside his space is at once ethereal and dense.

Los Angeles Art Openings This Week

Bill Bush | Posted 11.12.2011 | Arts
Bill Bush

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Review of Rebels in Paradise

Michael Roth | Posted 10.01.2011 | Books
Michael Roth

Rebels In Paradise has some interesting things to say about the development of a distinctive Los Angeles gallery world, with its connections to the entertainment industry and the burgeoning museum culture.