double negative is the only website devoted to the life and works of the contemporary artist Michael Heizer, one of the pioneers of the "land art" or "earth art" movement.
11.05.2016: The Gagosian Gallery in Beverly HIlls, CA opened Michael Heizer: New Paintings and Sculpture, an exhibition featuring Michael Heizer's negative wall sculptures and recent series of his paintings.
The exhibition will be on view at the Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills until December 21, 2016.
09.30.2016: Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971, an exhibition focusing on the career of gallerist Virginia Dwan — and featuring works by Michael Heizer as well as other earth artists including Robert Smithson, Walter DeMaria, and James Turrell — opened in the newly renovated East Wing of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Dwan was the organizer of the first exhibition of earth art ("Earthworks"), an early patron of Michael Heizer's, and the original owner of the work Double Negative.
The exhibition will be on view at the National Gallery until January 29, 2017, and will subsequently be on view at the L.A. County Museum of Art from March 19 until September 10, 2017.
09.11.2016: The exhibition The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L., which focuses on printmaking at the renowned Los Angeles workshop -- and which features a number of prints by Michael Heizer -- opened at the L.A. County Museum of Art.
The exhibition, which was previously on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., is on view at LACMA until January 2, 2017.
08.29.2016: The New Yorker magazine published an extensive profile of Michael Heizer, entitled "A Monument to Outlast Humanity." The profile features numerous recent photos of City and documents recent developments in the construction of City as well as Heizer's personal life.
It is just not my inclination to make small work.