The Board of Trustees of the
Fairmount Park Art Association
invite you to join us for our 134th Annual Meeting with
who will speak about
“To Work in the Light”
James Turrell is currently working with the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting on the design of a Quaker meetinghouse for Philadelphia
Current members receive complimentary admission. Admission for non-members is $25 and includes membership through October 2006.
“Light is a powerful substance. We have a primal connection to it. I like to work with it so that you feel it physically, so you feel the presence of light inhabiting a space.” —James Turrell
Artist James Turrell creates sublime works that explore the phenomena of visual perception, light and space. Inspired by his Quaker faith, his work elicits an awareness of seeing, meditation, and transcendence.
His “Skyscape” works combine architecture, sculpture, and atmosphere through rooftop apertures to the sky that visibly change with the time of day and year. Turrell’s acclaimed Roden Crater Project is an extinct volcano he has been transforming since the 1970s into a celestial observatory on the edge of the Painted Desert in Arizona. Other permanent projects include Skyscape and Night Piece at Live Oaks Friends Meetinghouse, Houston, TX; Light Reign at the Henry Gallery, Seattle, WA; Meeting at P.S. 1, New York; and Illumination at the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington.