Doug Wheeler

SA MI DW SM 2 75, Doug Wheeler, 1975. Coved space with ultraviolet and quartz-halogen light on a dimmer system, dimensions vary with installation. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Panza Collection, Gift, 1991, 91.4090. © Doug Wheeler. Installation view: Changing Perceptions: The Panza Collection at the Guggenheim Museum, Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa, October 9, 2000–January 28, 2001. Photo: David Heald


Visitors to Venice’s Palazzo Grassi become immersed within a white space that appears to have no boundaries in an installation by American artist Doug Wheeler. Wheeler’s lighting installation, titled D-N SF 12 PG VI, is part of The Illusion of Light exhibition at Palazzo Grassi – an 18th century residence situated on Venice’s Grand Canal that now hosts contemporary art shows.