Wednesday, November 6, 2013
JAMES TURRELL IN CHESTNUT HILL
James Turrell may well be the grandfather of light-installation art. What a pleasure to have a local piece by such a renown and influential artist. I've been to see it twice now at dusk. Not sure if I'll ever visit during the dawn hours. That is real dedication. In working on a review, I have discovered his obvious influence on artist, Olafur Eliasson whose work was shown a few years back at Arcadia University Gallery. That was a mind blowing piece where the colors of an entire room shifted and pulsated leaving the viewer wondering how their eyes functioned. At one point I looked up through a window and was amazed to find a dark purple sky.