The Hiram Butler Gallery has scored a coup with its latest show, ''James Turrell: Holograms.'' Not only is this the first time holograms by the famed artist will be shown in Texas, the exhibit is a preview of sorts to the retrospectives of his work being simultaneously mounted next April by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Those upcoming shows mean gallery owner Hiram Butler is still negotiating the exhibit’s final lineup. “We believe we’re going to get seven holograms for the show. We’re sort of wrestling with the L.A. County Museum at the moment about that,” he laughs. The Arizona-based Turrell stands head and shoulders above other light and space artists, according to Butler. “The thing that distinguished James from the others is that he gave light concrete form. These holograms are perfect examples of that, where light is given a three-dimensional physical form.”
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