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Marvin Touré
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the blood is the water.
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Catalina Schliebener Muñoz
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Deep, Deep Woods
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Isla Hansen
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How to Get to Make Believe
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Andrea Peña
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States of Transmutation
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Asim Waqif
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Assume the Risk
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The Mattress Factory is an artist-centered museum, international residency program and renowned producer and presenter of installation art. We say “yes” to artists, offering time and space to dream and realize projects in our hometown, Pittsburgh, PA. We invite audiences from around the world and around the corner to step inside, immerse and connect with the artistic process.

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Rouille

Karla Boos & David Bjornson

Eye of the Crater (model)

James Turrell

Models of Roden Crater

James Turrell

Since 1979, James Turrell has been transforming Roden Crater into a large-scale work of art that functions as a naked-eye observatory, allowing visitors to view celestial phenomena.

Gasworks

James Turrell

The Gasworks and all the perceptual cells relate back to my trying to convey the joy of discovery about light that I experienced in the psychology of perception.

East Portal (model)

James Turrell

Walking up the incline of the 854-foot East Alpha Tunnel, the visitor experiences an intense round glow at the end of the tunnel.

Unseen Blue

James Turrell

A Skyspace creates a viewing situation where the sky appears to be on the same plane as the ceiling.

Rise

James Turrell

Rise is one of a series known as the Shallow Space Constructions, which adapt the architecture of the space occupied by the viewer.

Raethro II

James Turrell

In this work, the artist uses a different shape - a tetrahedron - as the template that shapes the light within the space.

Milk Run III

James Turrell

Gard Blue

James Turrell

This work is a Cross-Corner Projection piece, part of a series of some of the earliest light works that Turrell made

Big Red

James Turrell

The smooth surfaces and neon lights create a room in which we lose our sense of orientation.

Beanie

James Turrell

Interested in the various ways that we experience light, Turrell uses a television as the light source in this work.

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Karla Boos & David Bjornson

Rouille
2002

James Turrell

Eye of the Crater (model)
2002

James Turrell

Models of Roden Crater
2002

James Turrell

Gasworks
2002

James Turrell

East Portal (model)
2002

James Turrell

Unseen Blue
2002

James Turrell

Rise
2002

James Turrell

Raethro II
2002

James Turrell

Milk Run III
2002

James Turrell

Gard Blue
2002

James Turrell

Big Red
2002

James Turrell

Beanie
2002

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