‘SA MI 75 DZ NY 12′ by doug wheeler, 1975/2012
reinforced fiberglass, LED lights, high intensity flourescent lights, UV fluorescent lights, quartz halogen lights, DMX control in an architecturally modified space, composed of two parts
564 x 702 inches, in total
all images by tim nighswander of imaging4art, courtesy of david zwirner, © doug wheeler
doug wheeler: SA MI 75 DZ NY 12
david zwirner, new york city, USA
now until february 25th, 2012
santa fe, new mexico-based artist doug wheeler has created the interactive light installation ‘SA MI 75 DZ NY 12′ (1975 / 2012)
for david zwirner gallery in new york city. the massive luminescent sculpture is formed from reinforced fiberglass, LED lights,
high intensity flourescent lights, UV fluorescent lights, quartz halogen lights, and DMX control in order to develop an architecturally
modified space, composed of two parts. as the viewer becomes immersed in the sculptural space, light shifts gradually from white
to lavender. this 2012 infinity environment is reminiscent of the 1975 sculpture of the same name and measures 564 x 702 inches,
accounting for the two portions of the piece.
the atmospheric light installation possesses seemingly infinite depth– the absence of space was manufactured through wheeler’s
use of light and apparent lack of hard edges. the room is fitted with meticulously cut fiberglass walls; all corners are rounded and
painted with in such a way to enhance the complex lighting implement. the piece is intended to enhance the impact of light so that
the gallery goer may leave their experience in fabricated light environment with a profound understanding of spacial perception.
the resulting experience of the piece is one of the viewer’s physical interaction with the lack of structure, rather than the materials
of the work itself.
though doug wheeler is considered to be one of the pioneers of minimalist light-and-space art, ‘SA MI 75 DZ NY 12′ will be his
first solo show in new york.
the light cycle shifts from a bright white to a cloudy lavender over 32-minutes