Gagosian Gallery – James Turrell
Gagosian Gallery – James Turrell
Gagosian Gallery – James Turrell
Gagosian Gallery – James Turrell
Gagosian Gallery – James Turrell
Gagosian Gallery – James Turrell

Gagosian Gallery – James Turrell

client
Gagosian Gallery

artist
James Turrell

date
2010

role
Project Management and Cost Consultancy

Castle-Davis was employed by Gagosian Gallery to manage the design, costs and construction for new light installations by world-renowned artist James Turrell.

Working closely with Turrell’s Studio, the gallery and a design and build contractor, the challenge was to develop methods of construction to meet exceptionally high finishing standards required for Turrell’s work, within an uncompromising installation programme; scheduled between the end of Gagosian’s ‘Picasso, The Mediterranean Years’ show and the Frieze Art Fair.

The exhibition included part of the ‘Perceptual Cell’ series, ‘Bindu Shards’; a perfectly finished four metre sphere that offers a ‘behind the eye seeing’ sensory experience, and ‘Dhatu’ from Turrell Ganzfeld series. The latter installation forms a landscape without horizons, recreating a phenomenon commonly experienced by skiing in whiteout conditions or navigation through clouds and meditation.

Photos by Simon Collins