James Turrell: Plato's Cave and the Light Inside
The Cooper Visiting Artist Series
Artist James Turrell’s has had over 140 solo exhibitions worldwide since 1967. Turrell is best known for his use of light and space and his work has been informed by his studies in perceptual psychology and optical illusions. Since 1972 Turrell has been transforming the Roden Crater, a natural cinder volcano situated on the southwestern edge of the Painted Desert in northern Arizona into a large-scale artwork. As an observatory, the Roden Crater will allow visitors to see celestial phenomena with the naked eye. Turrell has received numerous awards such as Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowships.
Turrell’s lecture is the inaugural address of The Cooper Visiting Artist Series.