James Turrell could do a slide show in the midday light of the desert and it would still be enlightening. His lecture to a packed house at CCAC was hampered by the ironic—and embarrasing—realization that the overhead lights couldn’t be turned off to clearly view the slides. No matter, though. His talk described the myriad ways in which he has made artwork not so much with or about light, but of it. As he casually mentioned at one point, “There is truth in light.” WTC rebuilders, have you talked to this man?

- Tucker Nichols [Monday, March 3rd, 2003]



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