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Daniel Wheeler: Bloom

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Bloom, 2010 Mixed Media Installation © Courtesy of the artist
Daniel Wheeler: Bloom

490 East Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
November 14th, 2010 - April 14th, 2011

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.pmcaonline.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
pasadena/glendale
EMAIL:  
emma.jacobson@pmcaonline.org
PHONE:  
626-568-3665
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sun 12–5; 3rd Thursdays: 5–8
TAGS:  
mixed-media, installation, video-art, conceptual, modern, sculpture
COST:  
$5-$7

DESCRIPTION

Bloom, a new installation by Los Angeles-based artist Daniel Wheeler, contains both video and structural elements, and is intended as an elegy to the struggle of a single life, with its grind and pull, and momentary flashes of beauty. With Bloom, Wheeler continues in the vein for which he is well known: stretching our perceptions of the everyday with canny juxtapositions, an eye for the metaphorical, and meticulous craftsmanship. A moving video of a small bee swimming across a watery surface provides a meditation on the life of a drone. The installation is quiet and seemingly uneventful for most viewers, except for those who are lucky or patient enough to catch and witness a momentary transformation of the bee.