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December in California: Take Mittens When Searching for Art

December in California: Take Mittens When Searching for Art
by Jean Bundy, 3rd year IDSVA student

The internet said eighty degrees in California the first week of December. So husband Dave and I left our mittens in the car before flying to Los Angeles for a bankruptcy conference and Fall art, Western style. With Dave happily absorbing bankruptcy chapters, I headed to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on famed Wilshire Boulevard.

James Turrell, A Retrospective, on view until April 6, 2014, is about painting with light instead of creating imagery with pigments or clay. Turrell makes the point that light is physically present and insists, “I make spaces that apprehend light for our perception, and in some ways gather it, or seem to hold it …my work is more about your seeing than it is about my seeing , although it is a product of my seeing.” Dave and I left LA-LA land and the Christmas tree vendors who’ll spray fake snow on your flora and flew to San Francisco for more Fall art.