Newsspot – Into The Heart Of Lightness

A J Holyoake

So, just before I retire from my computer desk, I thought I’d share this post with you from The New York Times. I found it rather fascinating, and I hope you do too. Here’s a snippet from the story, with a link underneath:

Into the Heart of Lightness

Doug Gates/Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Doug Wheeler’s installation “DW 68 VEN MCASD 11” (1968-2011), in San Diego.

Published: January 15, 2012


THE artist Doug Wheeler tells two stories, both having to do with light, that go a long way toward explaining why he is so revered by many fellow artists — as a visionary and a relentlessly stubborn perfectionist — and also why his work has been seen by so few American artgoers over the last few decades, particularly those in New York.

The first story takes place at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, where…

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