SA MI 75 DZ NY 12 // Doug Wheeler

I fell in love with Doug Wheeler’s light installation titled SA MI 75 DZ NY 12 at the David Zwirner Gallery, which explores the materiality of light while emphasizing the viewer’s physical experience of infinite space.

As a pioneer of the so-called “Light and Space” movement that flourished in Southern California in the 1960s and 1970s, Wheeler’s 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.

In interaction with the exhibition space, Wheeler has built a large scale installation made of fiberglass, paints, resins and light to create a sense of absence. Over half an hour it will gradually cycle from light simulating dawn to the rising of daylight and finally to the falling of dusk. The viewer experiences the infinite space physically.

Doug Wheeler’s installation is on view at David Zwirner through February 25, 2012.

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