American sculptor Michael Heizer (born 1944) was among the first artists to reject the white cube gallery space in favor of the open land and majestic vistas of the western United States.
This catalogue marks the unveiling of Collapse, 1967/2016, and Compression Line, 1968/2016, at Glenstone. Monumental in scale but composed with rhythm and elegance, the two sculptures individually embody opposing aspects of Heizer’s sculptural practice: beams exploding from an unseen depth and a sliver of space compressed so precisely that the viewer is unaware of the vast negative area hidden beneath it. Michael Heizer also includes an interview with the artist, previously unpublished archival images, and extensive process and installation photography. Introduction by Emily Wei Rales. Interview of Michael Heizer.