James Turrell’s light environments are to be experienced. He prefers us not describe them, but they’re so compelling they trigger all sorts of reactions. What is your first impression?
James Turrell, Stuck Red, 1970, construction materials and fluorescent lights. Museum purchase, Elizabeth W. Russell Foundation Funds. Copyright James Turrell. Photo by Pablo Mason.
These lights create quite the illusion. When I was in this room, I had to stick my head through the blue rectangle before I was sure the hole wasn’t covered with a piece of blue plexiglass. It wasn’t.