Doug Wheeler, Eindhoven, Enviornmental Light Installation, 1969. Collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington. Note: That’s an actual, unaltered photograph of an actual room-sized Wheeler installation. No digital trickery. That’s what it looks like.
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Doug Wheeler, one of the pioneers of light-and-space art. So far as I know, this week’s show is just the third one-on-one interview Wheeler has ever given.
A Wheeler ‘infinity environment’ installation is on view now at Chelsea’s David Zwirner gallery, where visitors have routinely waited in line for an hour (and often longer) to see the piece. A major Wheeler was just acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, which featured Wheeler prominently in its light-and-space survey “Phenomenal.” The museum’s new Wheeler will be on view in downtown San Diego until August.
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