Art exhibit explores the path to ‘Rock Rings’
An exhibit exploring the work of the artist who brought “Stone Enclosure: Rock Rings” to Western’s campus is at the Western Gallery through May 7.
“Nancy Holt, Between Heaven and Earth,” curated by WWU Art History Professor Barbara Miller, follows Holt’s artistic path to create her important site-work on the WWU campus. The exhibit explores the complexities of Holt’s art, including her career- long interest in visual perception, her work across professional fields, and her interests in the sciences, from geology, biology, and ecology, to astronomy.
The exhibition is made possible by a major gift from the Henry Luce Foundation and several of Holt’s important formational works are included on loan from the Holt/Smithson Foundation. The exhibition also presents an experiential, immersive installation created by three artists visualizing the astronomical aspects of “Stone Enclosure: Rock Rings.”
Photo by Daydre Phillips