Watch now: Richard Long installs FROM A ROLLING STONE TO NOW at Lisson Gallery
17 March 2020Renowned for his travels and ability to transform a journey into a work of art, Richard Long has been a seminal figure in conceptual art since the 1960s. Watch here as he installs FROM A ROLLING STONE TO NOW – his first exhibition with Lisson Gallery in New York.
This presentation highlights the enduring themes of his work, including time and space, while referencing the importance of his roots in the West of England. Central to the exhibition and mapping the length of the gallery is a grey slate line, sourced from quarries in Virginia. For Long, the line signifies both a journey that joins two points, marks a beginning and an end. Using tidal mud from the banks of the River Avon in Bristol, applied directly to the gallery wall in bold, gestural strokes, the resulting mud work is made both by Long's fast-moving hand, and by the natural forces of gravity acting by chance with the watery mud.
At present, Lisson Gallery is closed to the public due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19. We hope you enjoy this insight into Richard Long's artistic practice as a virtual way to experience the exhibition. Please check back for updates about reopening dates.
You can read more about FROM A ROLLING STONE TO NOW here.