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James Turrell contemporary

James Turrell

Jsmes Turrell's "Tending, Blue" at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas.

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What Houzz contributors are saying:

I've experienced a few of Turrell's Skyspaces — in Chicago; in Long Island City, Queens; and in Dallas — and definitely the most rewarding was the one at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. Having visited on a day when the museum stayed open late, I was able to experience the sky around sunset, when the most dramatic change occurred. Accompanying the darkening of the sky was a rise in the ambient levels of artificial light within the space. These two types of light worked together to heighten the viewers' senses.The Skyspace at the Nasher highlights one of the particularities of the installation: It must look at only the sky. Nearby trees or buildings should not be within the knife-edge frame that so carefully flattens the sky onto the opening's surface. When an adjacent high-rise rose within the opening, the Nasher closed the Skyspace, and Turrell declared it destroyed. While birds and planes may enter the frame from time to time, anything else just distracts from the contemplative aspect of the Skyspace.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

cachen added this to cachen's Ideas
June 11, 2013
Art ideas: take pictures and crop photos of the sky. Sky over taiwan, japan, dc, ny, etc
Nancy Faulk added this to nancy_faulk's ideas
June 2, 2013
judylbrandt added this to judylbrandt's ideas
June 2, 2013
doriurch added this to doriurch's ideas
June 2, 2013
actually this is a wonderful ceiling design
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