Tuesday, June 16, 2015

"Colored Square: Light Projections" by James Turrell and Amish quilts

James Turrell, Afrum Pink II (solid), 1970, Courtesy: Häusler Contemporary München| Zürich.
NETHERLANDS---In "Color Squared," the De Pont Museum presents historical Amish quilts from a major private collection in Germany together with works by American artist James Turrell (1943), known for his religious works. Expanses of monochrome color are at the heart of the simple compositions made up of basic geometric shapes that distinguish both the Amish quilts and Turrell's installations and graphic art. Turrell's formal vocabulary dates from the 1960s and 1970s, a time when a consciousness of the Amish quilts sprang up in the art world, anticipating the abstract art of the period.