For the last twenty years, Daniel Wheeler has produced installations, drawings, photographs, performances and sculptures using the Los Angeles landscape as his muse and the body as his base element. Once called a “free-form cultural anthropologist,” he is known for crafting experiences that aim to cajole viewers out of their learned response to the environment into a more sensory experience of it. In his new photographic body of work, GULP, (Generative Urban Landscape Project), Southern California pools become a medium through which the surrounding landscape is interpreted.
Exhibited nationally and internationally, Wheeler has work in private and public collections across the U.S. In 2001, he received a City of LA Cultural Awards Grant.