It is very interesting to see how the show is extended to the external aspect, which is the viewers are required to cover their shoes in white to walk into this holy and purified showroom. In this futuristic white cube, a sense of void strongly hit me. Although it is a shrining structure with highly stylized aesthetic that the artist created, the void in the show is not only about the ideology of the artist, it is a void that welcomes everyone to be immersed in. Within the space, I am able to meditate. The white squares become mirrors, then I stare at them and see myself in there.
The mellowed edges challenge the spacial perception of the audience. The meditative limitation is abolished. In each separated room, the artwork let the viewers to define the discrepancy according to their personal perceptions. I would say one of the crucial twist is the square-shaped light rim in the center of the show. Compare to the obviously artificial light boxes, the light rim refers to the natural light, and slightly hints me that there is an outside world, and I am trapping in this ideological ambiguity. It is a show about almost nothing but everything, which is fulfilled by the audience.
Above: Installation view, Doug Wheeler: Encasements, David Zwirner, New York, 2016. © 2016 Doug Wheeler