Pace Gallery, London
Feb 07, 2014 – Apr 05, 2014
6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3ET
+44 (0)20 3206 7600

“I am really interested in the qualities of one space sensing another. It is like looking at someone looking. Objectivity is gained by being once removed. As you plumb a space with vision, it is possible to ‘see yourself see’. This seeing, this plumbing, imbues space with consciousness.”
- James Turrell.

For over three decades, James Turrell has used light and indeterminate space — not objects, nor images — to extend and enhance perception. Turrell’s inspiration draws from astronomy, physics, architecture and theology.

This exhibition features two never-before-seen works from Turrell’s Wide Glass series staged in site-designed chambers on the ground floor of the gallery. Works from this series were recently included in the LACMA’s major exhibition dedicated to Turrell. Each Wide Glass work is unique and features an aperture with a frosted and curved glass surface animated by an array of sophisticated LED lights. With these new works, Turrell continues his exploration of technological possibilities combined with sensory practices, and invites the viewer to a meditative experience.

Also displayed in the exhibition are two works from the Tall Glass series: Sojourn (2006), presented in the downstairs gallery between the two Wide Glass works, and Sensing Thought (2005), upstairs. Each piece from this series is constructed to create a tangible and physical plane of light. The artist has likened the processional development of colours to a musical system utilising themes and gradient tones.