Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Image of the Day

Doug Wheeler, Environmental Light Installation, 1969
(Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam).
Photograph by Doug Chrismas.

Wheeler has an installation up now at perennial favorite David Zwirner. I tried to go when I was in New York last month but it was such a hit that the wait to get into the gallery was an hour long...which was an hour longer than I had.

From the press release:
As a pioneer of the so-called “Light and Space” movement that flourished in Southern California in the 1960s and 1970s, Wheeler’s prolific and groundbreaking body of work encompasses drawing, painting, and installations that are characterized by a singular experimentation with the perception and experience of space, volume, and light. . . . According to critic and curator John Coplans, who organized Wheeler’s first solo exhibition at the Pasadena Art Museum in 1968, Wheeler’s “primary aim as [an artist] is to reshape or change the spectator’s perception of the seen world. In short, [his] medium is not light or new materials or technology, but perception.
Wheeler's SA MI 75 DZ NY 12 (2012) -- which "explores the materiality of light while emphasizing the viewer’s physical experience of infinite space" -- is up through February 25. More info here.

1 comment:

hana ryan said...

This looked incredible.. I read about it in the NYT a few weeks ago and would have LOVED to see it.