Nancy Holt locates the cosmos

By GREG COOK  |  February 14, 2012

Whatever the reason, Holt's interventions in the landscape have been less intense than that of peers like Smithson, Michael Heizer, and James Turrell. She's never been much for making structures that look good in themselves. Sun Tunnels is representative — the tubes look like prefab utility pipes waiting to be buried at a construction site. But her point usually isn't the minimalist-style objects themselves — they're just devices to turn your gaze back toward the universe.

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