First light, Alta and Enzu, James Turrell, 1989-90, aquatint, 107.8 x 75.5cm (sheet), edition of 30, Peter Blum Edition, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2013
“A lucent procession, the fifteen aquatint etchings by James Turrell engage the sight with their articulate volumes of whiteness emanating through veils of demarcated shadows that, ever so persuasively, entrance more than our gaze…”
Still light, Alta and Enzu, James Turrell 1990-91, aquatint, 108.0 x 75.6cm (sheet), edition of 30, Peter Blum Edition; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2014
My review on two series of aquatints, First Light and Still Light, by James Turrell, has been published in Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art. This body of work was recently featured in Turrell’s retrospective, curated by Lucina Ward, at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra, after three concurrent exhibitions at Los Angeles County Museum (LACMA), the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.