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Douglas Huebler

As I intend my work to say, this is the way I feel the world is—that it can be refreshed; that it is open to re-negotiation; that it can be original again—by releasing us from some of the models of reality that have been pressed upon us that may no longer be relevant.

Douglas Huebler

HUEBLER’S EVOLUTION TO A COGENT and seminal position within the Conceptual art movement was made in large, sure steps that exactly paralleled reductivist developments during the ’60s. He was a painter until 1962 when he began pushing his geometrical paintings out from the wall into reliefs. These were followed by modular, formica-covered, wood constructions. Usually white, blocky, open units that he placed directly on the floor, they shared one rather unique feature—they “worked” in any position having no “right side up.” Each piece was wholly perceivable from any view, embodying the “gestalt” concept of

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