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L.A. Power Gallery Deploys James Turrell Skyspace

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Courtesy Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles © Stefanie Keenan
Bill Griffin, James Corcoran, and Maggie Kayne
by Yasmine Mohseni
From the April 2013 issue of Modern Painters

 

On May 25 the Los Angeles gallery Kayne Griffin Corcoran is set to unveil a large new space in Wilshire. Renovated by Los Angeles-based architecture firm Standard, it features key elements designed by James Turrell such as the permanent Skyspace, the courtyard, and the lighting scheme throughout the space. The exhibition will also showcase works related to Turrell’s decades-long Roden Crater project sited in a 400,000-year-old extinct cinder cone volcano in the San Francisco Volcanic Field near the Grand Canyon. Yasmine Mohseni spoke with Maggie Kayne and Bill Griffin about their new space, their ongoing collaboration with Turrell, and creating a new kunsthalle in L.A.

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Modern Painters: Sarah Cain

Sarah Cain in front of “In Loving Memory of Your Mind”

In Sarah Cain’s As You Continue to Walk Forward, her 2008 site-specific installation at the Orange County Museum of Art, fluorescent colors and patterns crawl up and dripped down walls, ceilings, and floors.  The geometric composition in Midnight Mission, from 2009, begins on a canvas and extends beyond its edge and onto the adjacent walls and floor.  In Santa Barbara 2, 2011, a deconstructed canvas reveals the architecture of its stretcher bars, an integral component of the work.  So, is Cain a painter, a sculptor, or an installation artist?  ”I’m a painters,” she says.  ”I think of it all as painting.  Great painting should expand what painting can be.”

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Of Violence and Beauty: Hayv Kahraman’s women

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April 2012

Only upon entering the inviting world of Hayv Kahraman’s paintings does one recognize its gruesome reality.

Migrant 1, 2010. Oil on panel, 70x45 in

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