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Richard Long: STONE CLAY WATER

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

20 Dec 1994 to 13 Feb 1995

Curator: Sue Cramer

about the exhibition

Richard Long is internationally recognised for works which use nature as a source of concept and content. Stones, sticks and clay, the active elements of wind and water, and simple actions like walking through the landscape and placing stones are used by the artist to convey ideas about the inherent power of the environment and our relationship with it, and the passing of time.

This exhibition featured three works that represented the transformation of elemental materials vital to life into vital materials for art. Bush Stone Circle (1994) was a classic floor sculpture comprising two concentric circles made from dark granite bush stones. It was juxtaposed with two large wall works, Brown Clay Line (1994) and White Clay Circles (1994) both made from local clay mixed with water. The three elements, stones, clay and water, were complementary, and sourced locally.

Featuring Works from the MCA Collection

Richard Long
  • Fingerprint circle
  • Fingerprint circle