PREVIEW: Vija Celmins in Season 2 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2003)

Vija Celmins received attention early on for her renditions of natural scenes—often copied from photographs that lack a point of reference, horizon, or discernable depth of field. Armed with a nuanced palette of blacks and grays, Celmins renders these limitless space?seascapes, night skies, and the barren desert floor—with an uncanny accuracy, working for months on a single image.

Vija Celmins is featured in the Season 2 episode "Time" of the Art21 series "Art in the Twenty-First Century".