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With shows in LA, Manhattan and Houston, famed light and space artist James Turrell is having a moment in the spotlight. Hunter Drohojowska-Philp talks to the artist about how he alters reality in a “perceptual cell,” and Frances Anderton learns about how he shaped the design of the new Kayne Griffin Corcoran gallery. With Maggie Kayne, Bill Griffin, Matthew Flynn and Silvia Kuhle. Also, a reminder of the living modernism of A. Quincy Jones, now in focus at the Hammer Museum.

Banner image: A soft light is cast on Ric Kayne and Matthew Flynn in the Skyspace-come-conference room designed by James Turrell for the new Kayne Griffin Corcoran gallery.

Frances Anderton

Main Topic James Turrell Shapes Reality--and a Gallery Space 15 MIN, 54 SEC

LACMA is currently showing a retrospective of 50 years of work by James Turrell; the Guggenheim Manhattan is about to open a show in which the light and space artist drenches the interior of Frank Lloyd Wright's rotunda; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will shortly open James Turrell: The Light Inside.

Meanwhile his LA gallery, Kayne Griffin Corcoranhas launched its new space with Sooner Than Later, Roden Crater, a show of drawings, photographs charting his four-decade work on his Roden Crater project.  The exhibition also includes a Meditation Room, from his “Perceptual Cells” series, one of which can also be found at LACMA. In addition to the work on display, Turrell also had a strong hand in the creation of the gallery space itself. 

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, Contributor, 'Art Talk'
James Turrell, artist
Maggie Kayne, Kayne Griffin Corcoran
Bill Griffin, Kayne Griffin Corcoran
Matthew Flynn, Flynn Architecture & Design Inc.
Silvia Kuhle, Standard

Main Topic A. Quincy Jones 4 MIN, 26 SEC

Another Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. show has just opened and this time it is a retrospective of one architect’s work (most PSTP shows are thematic) whose hand changed the lives of many through designs for Modern living that were comfortable and desirable while efficient and affordable. A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living, at the Hammer Museum in Westwood, showcases some of the 1000s of projects by A. Quincy Jones, including the gorgeous Crestwood Hills residential development in Brentwood — originally conceived for a group of progressive-minded movie musicians and their friends — and the Brody House in Holmby Hills. Ellen Donnelly is a Curatorial Fellow at the Hammer Museum and tells DnA why A. Quincy Jones matters.

Ellen Donnelly, Hammer Museum


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