David Zwirner is pleased to present Doug Wheeler “Encasements,” the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, on view at 537 West 20th Street in New York. This exhibition represents the most comprehensive presentation to date of this important body of work, and will comprise five “encasements,” including a rarely seen “center light” work. Presented here in an open configuration, viewers will have the unprecedented opportunity to consider these singular works in relation to one another and to compare the distinct luminous atmospheric effects and subtle tonal variations that characterize each of them. Previously, no more than two encasements have been shown together, as in exhibitions at Fort Worth Art Center Museum, Texas (1969), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (1969), and Tate Gallery, London (1970), and accordingly this exhibition aims to underscore their ongoing significance.
In November 2015 three creatives traveled to Paramaribo, the bustling capital of a lesser known nation on the northeastern coast of South America. They arrived with a simple goal, to combine forces in a series of experiments, mixing film, light and muralism. Film shot/cut by Selina Miles, art by Felipe Pantone and Projection by Rebecca Smith. More info & video after the jump!
Malaysian artist Jun Hao Ong created a gigantic LED star installation that appears as if it is shooting through the floors and ceilings of a four story building. The piece was constructed as part of the 2015 Urban Xchange public art festival and is comprised of steel cables which suspend over 500 feet of LED lights.
Last night in Toronto we got a chance to see the famous CP Rail “Holiday Train.” It’s passes through Ontario once a year and it’s all dolled up in lights, decorations and has a live band playing. It also connects itself with a food drive so that attendees arrive with non-perishable food items to fight hunger. If you haven’t seen it yet, definitely get out there next year in whatever city or town you’re in.
Photographer Darren Pearson, better known by his alias Darius Twin, specializes in making brilliant light photography. Pearson has been releasing a ton of new work on his Instagram featuring his signature skeleton figures along with dinosaurs and dancers in not only the classic white light but also various colours.
Jayson Haebich created this project was created for his residency at the Institut Fur Alles Mogliche in Berlin during April 2015 and is about the transformation of pure white light into many different colours and textures through the process of diffusion. More info after the jump!