December 12: Reno, NV – William L. Fox
August 30, 2019
The Monacelli Press
Date: Thursday, December 12th
Location: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 West Liberty, Reno, Nevada 89501
Michael Heizer is among the greatest, and often least accessible, American artists. As one of the last living figures who launched the Land Art movement, his legacy of works that are literally and metaphorically monumental has an incalculable influence on the world of sculpture and environmental art. But his seclusion in the remote Nevada desert, as well as his notorious obduracy, have resulted in significant gaps in our critical understanding. Michael Heizer: The Once and Future Monuments spans the breadth of Heizer’s career, uniquely combining fieldwork, personal narrative, and biographical research to create the first major assessment in years of this titan of American art.
Join us as William L. Fox, founding Director of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art, discusses Heizer’s work with Alan Rapp, the Editorial Director at Monacelli Press in New York, publisher of Michael Heizer: The Once and Future Monuments. Rapp is an editor, writer, and visual book developer. He earned an MFA in Design Criticism at School of Visual Arts and formerly served as a senior editor at Chronicle Books.
*Doors open at 5:30 pm. Book signing to follow.