James Turrell, ‘Infinite Light (unique, limited edition folio catalogue)’, 2001, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
James Turrell, ‘Infinite Light (unique, limited edition folio catalogue)’, 2001, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
James Turrell, ‘Infinite Light (unique, limited edition folio catalogue)’, 2001, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

This limited-edition folio catalogue features 14 beautifully printed color plates. Signed by the artist, it provides a visual overview of Turrell’s best known site-specific artworks made only with “light and space” as their materials, including the Roden Crater.

This unique, limited edition, case-bound publication, printed on archival paper, and with 14 individual color plates suitable for framing, provides an overview of both of these projects as well as Turrell's room-size light works in which forms seem to float in air and spaces gradually fill with mysterious light. The color and materials used to fabricate "James Turrell: Infinite Light" reflect the natural texture and palette of Roden Crater, and iconic symbols related to the crater's underground chambers are embossed and die-cut into the folios of each section.

Published on the occasion of the 2001 exhibition at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
Since the early 1960s, James Turrell has used light and space as his primary mediums. His site-specific artworks, from the ambitious and on-going "Roden Crater," a natural cinder volcano situated in the Arizona desert which Turrell is transforming into a naked-eye observatory, to his "Skyspace" series, make manifest the physical presence of light and heighten the viewer's visual perception.

About James Turrell

James Turrell has innovated photographic techniques that allow light to have a physical presence. Using holography to make the light itself the subject rather than the medium, Turrell creates colored light installations that appear to possess mass and take up space as planes, cubes, pyramids, and tunnels. Turrell’s series “Skyspace,” (begun in the 1970s), which he has constructed around the world, are enclosed spaces open to the sky through an aperture in the roof that enable viewers to observe changes in light from minute to minute and season to season, what has been described as a religious experience.

American, b. 1943, Los Angeles, California