James Geurts: Periphery

Light Sculpture

‘Periphery’ is a public light sculpture exploring the spatial field of perception. The visitor enters a zone between two large yellow geometric brackets of suspended light in a scaffolding structure, accentuating the threshold of their outer visible boundaries. The artwork underlines the human in an orbital path around the sun at 23.5 degrees.

To see at
Klyde Warren Park

Sponsored by

Section within the
Dallas Arts District

James Geurts lives and works in Melbourne and Den Haag. He has been producing large-scale, public art projects and gallery works in international contexts since 2002. Geurts employs an ‘expanded drawing practice’ to draw out the dynamics of physical spaces and places, and explore their relationship with perception. Recent commissions in this vein include: The Presence of Giants, Creative Victoria Public Sculpture Fund (2015); Resurveying Site, Zhulong Gallery Dallas (2014); Standing Wave: Embassy for Water Satellite project, Hoorn Netherlands (2014);
Magnetic Eclipse light installation commission TONE Arts Festival UK (2014).


Geurts established the ongoing conceptual project Embassy for Water in 2012, now in collaboration with Julie Louise Bacon were part of the winning bid for the European Capital for Culture 2018 in Leeuwarden Netherlands 2018. His work has been presented by galleries including: Zhulong Gallery Dallas, White Cube London, GEMAK Den Haag, Centre for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv Israel, Art Gallery of South Australia, La Chambre Blanche Quebec and the Australian Center for Contemporary Art.

Photos: Copyright Scogin Mayo

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