Douglas Wheeler

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Ausstellungen
Einzelausstellung2017Doug Wheeler: PSAD Synthetic Desert III 1971/2017Solomon R. Guggenheim MuseumNew York
Einzelausstellung2012Douglas Wheeler, 49 Nord 6 EstFRAC LorraineMetz, France
Gruppenausstellung1970Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, Doug WheelerTate GalleryLondon
Einzelausstellung1968Douglas WheelerPasadena Art MuseumPasadena


Sammlungen
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture GardenWashington D.C
Los Angeles County Museum of Art;Los Angeles
Stedelijk MuseumAmsterdam
San Francisco Museum of Modern ArtSan Francisco
Solomon R. Guggenheim MuseumNew York


19752012
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Ausstellungen

New York, USA
And in the Infinity Environments that he inaugurated in 1975—for example, SA MI DW SN 2 75—an entire room is dematerialized; a visitor has the experience of entering a seemingly limitless white void, in which light itself assumes an almost palpable quality.

19752012
1969
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Ausstellungen

Los Angeles, USA
With his Light Walls, first exhibited in 1969, Wheeler expanded this concept to an architectural scale, transforming a room wall through the use of neon lights embedded within the floor, walls, and ceiling.

1969
1960
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Ausbildung

Los Angeles, USA
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.

1960
1960
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Forschung und Lehre

Los Angeles, USA
Long associated with the so-called Light and Space artists working in Southern California in the 1960s and 1970s, Wheeler is best known for his immersive installations produced through the architectural modification of the space of an entire room.

1960
- 1939
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Geboren

Globe, Arizona, USA

- 1939
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Arbeitsorte / Ateliers

Santa Fee, USA
Wheeler lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Douglas Wheeler has been associated with the California light and space movement, a loosely configured group of artists who emerged in the Los Angeles area in the mid-1960s. These artists explored issues of light and shadow and time and space in large atmospheric installationsthat utilized unconventional materials like fluorescent bulbs and plastics. Wheeler, who had been exploring this avenue at least since 1964, was among the first to exhibit room-sized pieces in 1968. His earliest light installations were the square Encasements, first made of white canvas and then of plastic, which had light sources embedded in their sides. They provided the only lighting in the rooms that housed them. Light Wall(1970), a very large rectangle of light in a carefully designed all-white room with a scrim ceiling, followed the Encasements. Eventually Wheeler created "walk-in" works in which no physical separation existed between the piece and the environment or the viewer and the art.

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49 Nord 6 Est POV photo 49 Nord 6 Est POV 2012 Douglas Wheeler 
DW 68 VEN MCASD 11 photo DW 68 VEN MCASD 11 1968 Douglas Wheeler