As the result of overwhelming popular demand, the exhibition of light installations by leading American artist, James Turrell at Gagosian Gallery
, Britannia Street will open until midnight on Thursday 9 December 2010, marking the final week of the exhibition.
The immersive work, Bindu Shards, 2010 which has been fully booked since the first day of the exhibition, will be open for visitors to experience on a first come, first served basis. No booking required.
The major light installation, Dhatu, 2010 will also be on view all evening as well as prints, models, holograms and the work, Knowing Light 2007.
James Turrell was born in 1943 in Los Angeles. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in experimental psychology at Pomona College at Claremont, California in 1965, followed by a Masters degree in Art from Claremont Graduate School in 1973. His work is represented in numerous public collections including the Tate Modern, London; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and the Israel Museum Jerusalem. The James Turrell Museum opened in Colomé, Argentina in 2009. His solo exhibitions include Stedlijk Museum (1976); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1980); Israel Museum (1982); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1984); MAK, Vienna (1998-1999); Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh (2002-2003); and The Wolfsburg Project (2009-2010), Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany. A major retrospective will open at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York in 2012, traveling to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among other venues.