New York

Group Show

John Weber Gallery

The group of artists forming the group show at Weber also showed as a group there last winter, but without Hans Haacke.

Nancy Holt’s work Locator With Spotlight and Sunlight was much simpler than what is necessary to describe it would indicate. A sharp-focused spotlight is aimed at a wall at an angle forming an oval of light on the wall. At the same angle to the wall, but on the opposite side, is a similarly shaped oval of daylight formed by an oval cut in a piece of board covering the window. Between these two ovals of light, a “T”-shaped steel pipe stands on the floor positioned in such a way that to look through the horizontal section of the “T” from either end is to see the interior contour of the pipe line up perfectly with the contour of either oval of light. It is difficult not to read the ovals of light and the “locator” causally; that is, the oval of light on the wall seems projected

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