A new installation by American artist Doug Wheeler is presented at David Zwirner Gallery (in their 537 West 20th Street space).
Known for the seminal light environments that he developed in the 1960s and 70s, 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 emphasise the viewer’s physical experience of space, focusing attention on the way light almost imperceptibly changes along the horizon as the earth turns.
On the occasion of the exhibition, David Zwirner will publish the first extensive monograph devoted to the artist’s work. The publication will contain rare archival documentation as well as new scholarship on the artist by art historian Germano Celant.
Work by the artist is held in major museum collections, including the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Doug Wheeler (b. 1939) lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
In April 2014, Wheeler will install a new environment at Palazzo Grassi in Venice.