Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to present its seventh solo exhibition of James Turrell since 1999. In 1990, Almine Rech organized his first gallery exhibition in Europe with a Light Piece entitled “Blood Lust".
Light and perception, a medium.
After some impressive bronze replicas of the bunkers in Turrell’s Roden crater, We enter a dark room. Immediately my eyes are drawn to a red light. I feel like I’m crossing a threshold.
In this dark room, a quiet revolution is going on through the light. The shadows, trembling, are vibrating together with the light. Only that red rectangle captures the attention of my eyes, of my whole body. I can understand now what came before, the replicas, that crater in Arizona. My body is lifted and I feel thankful to James Turrell, not being able to transport everyone of us in Arizona, for “blinding” us here in this beautiful way at Almine Rech Gallery, Paris.