April – August, 2017 Art Event in NYC – Doug Wheeler: PSAD Synthetic Desert III at Guggenheim Museum
“The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents the first-ever realized work from a group of installations conceived by Doug Wheeler during the late 1960s and ’70s: Doug Wheeler: PSAD Synthetic Desert III. Produced in close collaboration with the artist, the Guggenheim installation is developed from drawings executed in 1968 and will be on view in the museum’s Tower Level 7. In […]
The installation recreates the experience of the desert with its stillness and near silence to synthesize “lunar space”. To reach that state the gallery has controlled optics and sound environment with Wheeler’s large abstract paintings of infinite geometric forms in hermetically closed gallery. That way the visitor can experience the cosmic infinity of space.
Doug Wheeler is associated with the Light and Space art movement popular on the West Coast in the 60s.
The installation is best experienced with as little distraction as possible, so it requires a timed ticket. You can reserve it here.
Venue: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY Time: Though August, 2, 2017