is an American artist, pioneer of the so-called “Light and Space” movement that flourished in Southern California in the 1960s and 1970s, His 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. Raised in the high desert of Arizona, Wheeler began his career as a painter in the early 1960s while studying at the Chouinard Art Institute (now the California Institute of the Arts) in Los Angeles. According to critic and curator John Coplans, 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.
More about Doug Wheeler and his works at the David Zwirner Gallery Website here.