James Turrell at Aspen’s Baldwin Gallery

James Turrell, “Hologram #XV C.” 2006. Courtesy Baldwin Gallery.

If you are lucky enough to be in Aspen, check out Season 2 artist James Turrell’s Light Works 2002-2007 exhibition before it closes this Sunday at the Baldwin Gallery. Renowned for his complex explorations into perception, light, and space, Turrell is showing sixteen “hologram” installations. Placing the viewer in a realm of “pure experience,” each work is a one of a kind dichromate reflection hologram developed by the artist himself. By recording light waves on a handmade transparent emulsion applied to glass, the resulting images appear to have depth from almost any perspective.

Like many of his other works, the illusion of Holograms is realized only with the audience’s interaction. Turrell’s optical trickery persuades the viewer to forgo conscious analysis of the phenomenon and look more completely at the meditative act of transformation.

For gallery hours and further information, please visit the Baldwin Gallery website.

Baldwin Gallery
209 South Galena Street
Aspen, CO 81611


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