With the intention of setting visitors off balance, Doug Wheeler’s white canvas emanates light, calling attention to the space that surrounds the piece. The floor, ceiling, and walls become an environmental experience. What does this piece evoke?
Doug Wheeler, untitled, 1965, acrylic on canvas with daylight neon light. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Gift of the artist and partial Museum purchase with International and Contemporary Collectors Funds and proceeds from Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Art Auction 2010. © Doug Wheeler. Photo by Philipp Scholz Rittermann.