Richard Long

7 October 1990 - 30 January 1991
Curator: David Neuman

The four works presented here consist of a circle of red slate, a line of white onyx and two “mud paintings” on canvas. The artist has worked in shapes based on geometric principles in which the natural materials he has chosen maintain their native form. Richard Long was born in Bristol, England, in 1945. He rose to prominence in the late 1960s through works consisting of the documentation of his long, solitary wanderings. Richard Long works with and within the landscape itself, in a more subtle way than the American proponents of the Land Art movement. The works displayed at Magasin 3 also demonstrate how Long wanders into the spaces of art, leaving traces documented by the artist.