by American artist, pioneer of the so-called “Light and Space” movement that flourished in Southern California in the 1960s and 1970s Doug Wheeler. 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.
At the moment the famous David Zwirner Gallery presents a new installation by Doug Wheeler at their 537 West 20th Street location. This will be the gallery’s second solo exhibition of the artist’s work. Wheeler will present a new type of installation that he calls a “rotational horizon work,” which will occupy the ground floor gallery. Connected visually and conceptually to his previous works, this immersive environment will emphasize the viewer’s physical experience of space, focusing attention on the way light almost imperceptibly changes along the horizon as the earth turns.
David Zwirner, New York
Now through april 5th, 2013
Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London