The incredible James Turrell retrospective at LACMA covers nearly fifty years of the artist’s career, from early experiments with light and space, to recent holographic works and immersive color environments.
Twenty-eight years ago, MOCA presented James Turrell, Occluded Front an exhibition curated by Julia Brown that featured works in light, space, and perception created between 1967 and 1985. The survey included five major installations with three Projector Pieces and three new pieces commissioned for what was then called the Temporary Contemporary.
This room-sized topographical model and photographs of Turrell’s Roden Crater project are featured at the LACMA retrospective. Here are photos of those works exhibited at MOCA in 1985.