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Nancy Holt: Sight Lines

January 19 to April 1, 2012
Tisch Gallery

Nancy Holt: Sightlines is a thematic exhibition offering an in-depth look at the early projects of this important American artist whose pioneering works falls at the intersection of art, architecture and time-based media.

Since the late 1960s, Nancy Holt (Tufts Class of 1960) has created a far-reaching body of work, including Land Art, films, videos, site-specific installations, artist's books, concrete poetry and major sculpture commissions. Nancy Holt: Sightlines showcases the artist's transformation from the perception of the landscape through the use of different observational modes in her early films, videos, and related works from 1966-1980.

This retrospective exhibitions has been organized by Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Gallery, Columbia University and curated by Alena J. Wiliams. An eponymous publication is available for purchase through the Gallery.

Nancy Holt, Critics Pick by Jordan Troeller (Art Forum, 2012)
Nancy Holt by Peter R. Kalb (Art in America, June 7, 2012)
Holt's Vision Aligned with Sun by Cate McQuaid (Boston Globe, Feb. 16, 2012)
Visionary Land by Gail Bambrick (TuftsNow, Jan. 19, 2012)
 


Listen to our guided tour stops here:

STOP 1: Introduction to Nancy Holt: Sightlines, Amy Ingrid Schlegel, director of galleries and collections, Tufts

STOP 2: Concrete Poetry, Alena J. Williams, exhibition curator

STOP 3: Holt's Poetic Voice, Alena J. Williams

STOP 4: Crossword Work and Shear Here, Alena J. Williams

STOP 5: Holt's Audio Tours, Alena J. Williams

STOP 6: "Buried Poems," Narrated by Amy I. Schlegel

STOP 7: Film Cameras, Alena J. Williams

STOP 8: On Hydra's Head, from Arts Magazine, January 1975, Narrated by Amy I. Schlegel

STOP 9: Ransacked, Alena J. Williams

STOP 10: Sun Tunnels, Alena J. Williams
 


Nancy Holt, 1976 filming Sun Tunnels, Great Basin Desert, Utah. Photography: Lee Deffebach
 

Related Events:

PUBLIC OPENING RECEPTION
Tues., Jan. 24, 6:30-8:30PM
5:30PM: Slide presentation by Nancy Holt, introductory remarks by exhibition curator Alena J. Williams, Q&A

EXHIBITION WALKTHROUGH WITH GUEST ARTIST MARY-ELLEN STROM
Sunday, February 12, 3:00PM

EXHIBITION WALKTHROUGH WITH CURATOR CHRIS McAULIFFE
Sunday, February 12, 3:00PM