Pace Prints is pleased to present "James Turrell," on view May 13–June 11, 2016 at its 32 East 57th Street gallery. The exhibition will run concurrently with "James Turrell: 67 68 69," on view May 6–June 18 at two Pace Gallery locations, 32 East 57th Street and 534 West 25th Street.
The exhibition will introduce "Suite from Aten Reign" (2015), a vibrant Ukiyo-e woodcut with relief printing, created in collaboration with master printer Yasu Shibata and Justin Israels in an edition of 30.
The show will also include three Turrell editions previously published by Pace Prints. "Aten Reign" (2015) is a large-scale archival pigment print in saturated shades of blue and fuchsia. A set of three etchings Suite from "Aten Reign" (2014) uses the aquatint technique for its inherent transitional light effects. The artist’s first edition with Pace Prints, "Suite from Aten Reign" (2014), is a set of three Ukiyo-e woodcuts in green, blue and sienna.
“There are major differences of course between color in light and color off of a page,” says Turrell, “The triumphant job of the printers here is to get the sense of light and color that comes out of the paper like it does with the light.”
James Turrell was born in Los Angeles in 1943. He studied psychology and mathematics at Pomona College before receiving his MFA from Claremont Graduate University, becoming a key figure in the Southern California Light and Space movement of the 1960s and 70s. His work centers on the manipulation of light, from projections and sensory deprivation to color fields and site-specific interventions. Turrell is the recipient of numerous awards, including The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 1984 and the 2013 National Medal of Arts and has had major retrospectives in museums including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.