Light and Space, the Art of Doug Wheeler

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 4:40pm

 
 
Free

Open to All at No Cost

“Light and Space, the Art of Doug Wheeler” – a talk by Dr. Frances Colpitt
 
The artist Doug Wheeler has received much attention lately, with a celebrated exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York this summer. A pioneer of the so-called "Light and Space" movement that flourished in Southern California in the 1960s and 1970s, much of Wheeler’s work is based on the optical dematerialization of the space of a gallery or museum room. Through a subtle application of the technology of light and sound, he produces immersive spatial environments that heighten our understanding of perceptual experience.
 
Dr. Frances Colpitt is art critic, corresponding editor to Art in America, and the Deedie Potter Rose Chair of Art History at Texas Christian University. Her books include Abstract Art in the Late Twentieth Century and a seminal study of the Minimal art movement of the 1960s, Minimal Art: The Critical Perspective.

 

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