Doug Wheeler Returns to David Zwirner Gallery With Another Brilliant Infinity Room
Last January we told you about Doug Wheeler's amazing "Infinity Environment" at the David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea, for which the artist, just by using light, eliminated all of your visual reference points to the point where you literally had no clue what, if anything, was in front of you.
Only problem was, lots of OTHER people heard about it too; when I returned for a second visit, the wait to get in was two and a half hours long. (This seems to be a thing at David Zwirner: infinity rooms, with infinite lines. See also, Yayoi Kusama's show this past summer.) Great news, though: Not only is Doug Wheeler back at Zwirner with a new, maybe even cooler installation, but this time they're taking reservations!
Make Your Reservations Today!
That's right, all you have to do is call the David Zwirner gallery at 212-517-8677 during their regular hours and book your 15-minute slot. Then just show up at the time allotted and waltz right in! And you should definitely do this, because Wheeler's new installation, which he calls it a "rotational horizon work"–may not be worth a three-hour-or-whatever-long line, but it's certainly worth a phone call and a trip to Chelsea.
So what is Wheeler's room like? If you went last year, it's kind of like that, although the room is more round. The horizon a little more delineated at your feet (so people don't fall off what is I guess a raised platform), and the light never gets as blindingly white. But even if you're an old infinity room pro by now, it's impossible not to feel a bit giddy, a bit discomfited, a bit back-to-the-womb-ish as you stare into the void. It's like being struck blind, but you can still see color; or as if you've been abducted by aliens of the Close Encounters of Third Kind kind.
More Information: Doug Wheeler at David Zwirner Gallery
Doug Wheeler's light installation will be at David Zwirner through March 29. For reservations–which are strongly suggested–call 212-517-8677. David Zwirner is located on 20th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.