|James Turrell: Light Works 2002-2007
Donald Sultan: Works on Paper
Tim Hailand: Transcend (new photographs)
15 February 9 March 2008
Opening reception Friday, 15 February, 6-8 pm
The Baldwin Gallery is pleased to present its third show by artist James Turrell, presenting 16 of his well-known “Hologram” light installations. Renowned for his complex explorations into light and space, Turrell’s holograms place viewers into a realm of “pure experience.”
Each of sixteen James Turrell’s “Holograms” on display is a one of a kind dichromate reflection hologram. In a process developed by the artist, the hologram is a recording of light waves on a handmade transparent emulsion applied to glass. The resulting image on the emulsion appears to have depth from almost any viewing angle. These holographic works transform the appearance of an interior space, and depend on the participation of the viewer for the illusion. Turrell’s experiments with light and perception are as beautiful as they are transformative; the Holograms encourage us to look more carefully, more completely, but also to forgo conscious analysis, and to enter a state akin to meditation.
James Turrell has a B.A. in psychology from Pomona College. He attended graduate art classes at the University of California, Irvine from 1965-1966 and received an M.A. from Claremont Graduate School in 1973. The artist currently lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
The Baldwin Gallery will also show new drawings by eminent contemporary artist Donald Sultan. Sultan creates clean-lined and deceptively simple compositions of complex visual relationships, combining bold mark-making and textural variations with often stark color. His ‘flower’ drawings explore the intricacy and grace of the natural world, finding harmony by blurring the line between realism and abstraction. This will be Donald Sultan’s fifth show with the Baldwin Gallery.
A native of North Carolina, Sultan holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. After moving to New York in 1975, he quickly established himself as a prominent painter, printmaker and sculptor. Sultan’s works are included in many distinguished collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Additionally, the Baldwin Gallery will also be showing new photographs by Tim Hailand. In addition to his complex ‘re-photographed’ portraits, Hailand has also included a body of ‘portraits’ of statuary and trees. These intimate images encourage us to see these surprisingly familiar subjects as individuals, rather than scenery or ciphers, perhaps for the first time.
The public is invited to meet the artists at the opening reception February 15th from 6-8 pm.
Images are available upon request. Please call 970.920.9797 for further information.
Since 1994, the Baldwin Gallery has been presenting new work by established artists of international renown. In that time, the gallery has earned a reputation as an important venue for contemporary art.
Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday from Noon to 5 pm.
The Baldwin Gallery is located at 209 South Galena Street in Aspen, Colorado.