Sunday, May 22, 2011

NEW YORK NEW YORK: Sperone Westwater Gallery - Richard Long.

Sperone Westwater Gallery - Richard Long.  In the Sperone Westwater Gallery on the Bowery, there is the exhibition of the new works by Richard Long. This is the artist’s fourteenth solo show, until June 25th, at Sperone Westwater, and his first in the new Norman Foster designed gallery. Over the course of his forty year oeuvre, Long has used nature as both subject and medium. Systems, patterns, and repetition are inherent in his process and flow and ebb is a natural rhythm, which he incorporates in this exhibition. Long uses the gallery’s first four floors to present a large site-specific work on the double-height wall, mud-on-slate works, a sculpture made of Cornish slate on the outdoor terrace, text works, and photographs. 

Speone Westwater Gallery – Richard Long. The large site-specific work called, River Avon Mud Crescent, 2011, River Avon mud and acrylic on wall 27 foot diameter on the first floor scales the 29-foot high wall and can be experienced in its entirety from the ground floor and mezzanine level. 

Speone Westwater Gallery – Richard Long.  An elegant gentleman takes you up and down in the Moving Room Installation, where the doors open to a moving exhibition space.


Speone Westwater Gallery – Richard Long.  Poet Sparrow and writer Mike Topp stand in front of Richard Long’s Human Nature Walk, 2011, text work, 13 x 36 ft.

Speone Westwater Gallery – Richard Long.   A close up of the poet Sparrow, who just came from a reading.

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