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First Major Writing Project: completed!


Hot off the laptop of Will Meier:

During my UCP intro artist presentation some of you may remember me mentioning my first major project of the residency concerning the artwork of James Turrell. The artist has long been an extremely influential figure for my work, so in August I travelled to all three of his concurrent retrospectives.

This writing piece, which took more money, time, and difficulty compositing than any other I’ve undertaken, touches on those exhibitions, the Spencer Museum’s Gard Blue, and a few other works, generally aiming to reconcile a complexly layered variety of reactions I’ve felt as a viewer.

It’s weird–a style of writing I have never really tapped into that isn’t quite criticism or any other exclusive genre–but it feels very fresh and authentic, and I’m excited to explore this sort of flavor more over the course of the coming year.

Let me know what you think! Feel free to comment here, on my website, or email me at I’d love any feedback about the writing itself or the content it addresses.

If you missed the link above, the writing can be found at:

Happy reading!

One comment on “First Major Writing Project: completed!

  1. melneet
    November 12, 2013

    I don’t know if I’ll get a chance to get to Lawrence before exhibit leaves, but I was impressed by your very strongly felt reactions to color and space. And the idea that laughter can sound like a cathedral.

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