Nancy Holt: Sight Lines, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA

Nancy Holt shooting the film Sun Tunnels (1978), 1976
Photo by Lee Deffebach

January 19 – April 1, 2012

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.