The following books were published in conjunction with Museum exhibitions and are available for purchase through the Museum Store. To order, call 775-329-3333 x107 or buy online.
This 288-page, full-color, deluxe publication, published by Rizzoli and the Nevada Museum of Art, features the Museum‘s signature Altered Landscape collection, which includes images that examine human interaction and intervention with the environment. The thirty-year span of The Altered Landscape begins with the work of the New Topographics photographers, including Robert Adams, Joe Deal, Frank Gohlke, and Lewis Baltz. Alongside these pioneering photographers are contemporary works by artists including Mark Klett, Patrick Nagatani, John Pfahl, Jim Sanborn, Sharon Stewart, Amy Stein, and Fandra Chang. Edited by Ann M. Wolfe, Curator of Exhibitions, Nevada Museum of Art.
This 88-page publication surveys nearly eighty maquettes produced by artist Linda Fleming over the past 30 years. Fleming has drawn upon an extensive web of influences to create a body of sculptural works that suggest the co-existence of the mundane, the cosmological, and the scientific. In addition to numerous full-page, color illustrations, the book also includes reference images that reveal natural, scientific, and architectural influences. Text contributions by the artist and guest essayist Maria Porges are included. This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition presented at the Nevada Museum of Art from July 1 to November 6, 2011.
For Chester Arnold, painting is as much about politics and social responsibility as it is about crafting large-scale oil paintings in the tradition of nineteenth-century European Artists. In the three decades that Arnold has been painting he has cleverly confronted a range of challenging subjects, from land use and environmental issues to the global impacts of human and industrial consumption. The paintings united in this publication ask viewers to consider the implications of unchecked economic development and industrialized growth on the natural environment. Including essays by Ann M. Wolfe, Nevada Museum of Art Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, and Colin M. Robinson, Nevada Museum of Art Curator of Education, this book was published in conjunction with the exhibition presented at the Nevada Museum of Art from August 14 to October 17, 2010.
This 88-page, full-color book titled Chris Drury: Mushrooms | Clouds was co-published by the Nevada Museum of Art and the Center for American Places at Columbia College Chicago, with distribution by the University of Chicago Press. The book features multiple new artworks by British artist Chris Drury commissioned in collaboration with numerous partner organizations. Authored by Ann M. Wolfe, Nevada Museum of Art Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, the publication includes an essay by Colin Robertson, Nevada Museum of Art Curator of Education, Lynn Fenstermaker, Desert Research Institute, Ralph Burns, Pyramid Lake Museum and Visitors Center, and Elizabeth Ellsworth and Jamie Kruse, Smudge Studio, New York.
This 48-page publication features photographs from Michael Light’s project Some Dry Space: An Inhabited West. With an introduction by Ann M. Wolfe, it also includes a conversation between Light and William L. Fox. Light's aerial photographs of the American West show vast landscapes marked by spectacular geographical features, as well as sites that have been unremittingly altered by human activity. To view the Earth's surface through the lens of Light's camera is to confront the visual reality of the place where we live, and to surrender to the vulnerability that such confrontation calls forth. Light focuses is the examination of the poetics and politics of landscape imagery, often employing beautiful and seductive photographs to initiate complex dialogues. This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition presented at the Nevada Museum of Art from September 13, 2008 to January 4, 2009.
This 80-page publication documents an exhibition of works by internationally-known artist Dennis Oppenheim in 2004. It includes an essay by Eleanor Heartney, and a conversation between Oppenheim and former Museum Curator Diane Deming. The book illustrates Oppenheim's fascination with the West and Western themes and his approach to the myths of the west. Images fixed in popular culture as symbols of rugged individualism or stoic machismo are undermined by a satiric black humor. This publication accompanied the Museum's retrospective of Oppenheim's sculptures, installations and photo montages held from October 18, 2003 to January 4, 2004. Text is in English and Spanish.