"Slidin' Through A" and "Slidin' Through B" (2016) during opening night of “2016-2017 CSN Art & Art History Faculty Exhibition” at College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery.
"Double Negative" by Michael Heizer Resti/Flikcr
FIELD NOTES: KNPR's State of Nevada speaks with Dana Goodyear about "The Earth Mover: Michael Heizer's vast desert sculpture nearly killed him. Now it's nearly complete," her elegant profile on Land Artist Michael Heizer for the August 29 issue of New Yorker magazine. In the interview Goodyear reminds us that Heizer's dedication to "City" and other works has not been child's play in the desert. "As strong as his relationships were, they weree often sacrificed to the sculpture itself." The writer spoke to Heizer when he was in New York and has been at "City" twice.
"Michael Heizer, The Earth Mover" KNPR State Of Nevada
FIELD NOTES: When Diane Bush decided to use the 2016 presidential campaign to be a prompt for artists to comment on the folly of politician image-making, who could imagine this gold mine of material? Now it has gone beyond any nightmare a satirist could have written. But Bush and her invited artists carry on. They shall rise to the challenge of matching absurdity with absurdity.
“Let America Break Again” is October 7 and may be an exercise in venting. "The Final Tally" will be at Art Square on election night and will highlight selections from previous exhibitions as projections on corridor walls. New work goes in the gallery, says dedicated curator Bush, who adds: "And there will be taco trucks."
ABOVE: Detail of new mural by D*Face at the Plaza Hotel.