Work / Art

What’s On: Doug Wheeler

Doug Wheeler is kind of a big deal in a field known as “light-and-space art.” Famous since the 1960s for his immersive installations, Wheeler’s exacting attention to detail has produced works that have transformed galleries and influenced countless artists, like Robert Irwin, James Turrel and Olafur Eliasson. His latest creation is a characteristically ambitious piece for the David Zwirner gallery in New York – a light-saturated space designed to simulate an “infinity environment.” Pure white, without edges or sharp corners, this rounded room purposefully leaves viewers without a surface to fix their eyes upon, creating a boundless field of vision.