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Doug Wheeler, LC 71 NY DZ 13 DW, 2013, reinforced fiberglass, flat white titanium dioxide latex, LED light, DMX control, 64' 3“ x 67' 7 3/8” x 18' 3".

Doug Wheeler

David Zwirner | 519 West 19th Street

Doug Wheeler, LC 71 NY DZ 13 DW, 2013, reinforced fiberglass, flat white titanium dioxide latex, LED light, DMX control, 64' 3“ x 67' 7 3/8” x 18' 3".

Fortunately, my early-morning reservation to see Doug Wheeler’s recent installation at David Zwirner—a welcome return for the exacting, reticent artist just two years after his solo debut at the gallery in 2012, and only his second-ever one-man show in New York during the five decades of his career—was scheduled at the height of one of the more aggressive of the blizzards that socked the city in a seemingly ceaseless parade this year. Fortunate, first and foremost, because I managed to snag an appointment at all: A strict limit placed on the number of viewers allowed at any one time into LC 71 NY DZ 13 DW, 2013, the newest immersive environment by the seventy-four-year-old pioneer of the West Coast Light and Space movement, meant that prebooking was all but mandatory; a previous impromptu attempt had been stymied by a politely firm gallery gatekeeper carrying an iPad

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