Lights, shapes and skyscapes

A retrospective look at James Turrell's work with light.
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Light can’t be touched, only seen. But that’s never stopped California-based artist James Turrell from manipulating it to create works of art. For a limited time only (the next three months to be exact), a small chunk of Turrell’s holograms, geometric light projections and skyscapes (buildings with gaping square holes punched through to produce a portrait of the sky facing in) is currently on display in Los Angeles at the LACMA¬†for a 50-year retrospective of his work. Unable to make the trip out west? Don’t fret, Toronto boasts one of his light sculptures at the Bay/Adelaide Centre.