Friday, March 16, 2012

ArtLab: Experimenting with Light

Light makes visible the objects of our world, but rarely do we think of light as an object itself. James Turrell’s artwork invites us to consider light to be more than an illuminator of objects. He invites us to examine light as an art medium- something that can be molded and manipulated. In his installations, Turrell uses his knowledge of psychology and visual phenomena to impact the viewer’s eye, mind, and body.  

Danaë, 1983, one of our three permanent installations by James Turrell

James Turrell’s light installations are ineffective without careful consideration and manipulation of the space that contains the light. This week’s ARTLAb invites you to create your very own light installation in the lobby of the Mattress Factory. By using translucent materials, a projector, and the interior architecture of the Museum you will be challenged to create a unique environment inspired by James Turrell’s work. How can YOU change the look and feeling of a place?     

Catso, Red, 1994, one of our three permanent installations by James Turrell

Join us for this month's ArtLab in the lobby at 500 Sampsonia Way on Saturday, March 17th from 1-4pm and experiment with light! All ages are welcome and it's free with paid museum admission.

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