EARTH SKY: RICHARD LONG AT HOUGHTON

HOUGHTON HALL,
HOUGHTON (ENGLAND),
30 APRIL - 26 OCTOBER 2017

THIS IS EXHIBITION 262


THE PRESS RELEASE

EARTH SKY: RICHARD LONG AT HOUGHTON 

From Sunday 30th April 2017, Houghton Hall hosts
a major exhibition by internationally-celebrated Turner Prize-winning British Landscape artist, Richard Long.

Richard Long is one of the most influential figures of conceptual and land art, part of a generation of distinguished British artists
who extended the possibilities of sculpture beyond traditional materials and method.
Long’s work is rooted in his deep affinity and engagement with nature, developed during solitary walks.

Long’s new pieces in the grounds of Houghton Hall use a variety of materials,
including local carr stone, flint from East Anglia, trees from the Estate and Cornish slate,
and accompany the permanent Long sculpture, Full Moon Circle, which was commissioned for Houghton in 2003.
There are mud paintings in the colonnades and smaller-scale works in gallery spaces, as well as historic material relating to the artist’s career.
The exhibition will be curated by Lorcan O’Neill, in association with the artist, and will be accompanied by a specially-produced catalogue.

The show, EARTH SKY, opens on 30th April and runs until 26th October (selected days) is Long’s largest since his retrospective at the Tate in 2009,
and will be a unique opportunity to see new site-specific works set within the historic landscape and gardens at Houghton,
alongside permanent artworks by a range of contemporary artists,
including James Turrell, Zhan Wang, Jeppe Hein, Stephen Cox, Rachel Whiteread, Anya Gallaccio and Phillip King.


 
The catalogue.



 
 31,9 x 24 cm,
     softbound,
     catalogue design by Peter Willberg,
     foreword by David Cholmondeley,
     text by Rudy Fuchs,
     interview by Ina Cole,
     60 pages,
     29 colour photographs,
     5 b+w photographs,
     5 text works,
     ISBN 978-3-96098-077-3
     £15.00      

 


 

THE EXHIBITION



1. 'North South East West, 2017'.
2. 'White Water Falls, 2017'.
3. 'A Line in Norfolk, 2016'.
4. 'Wilderness Dreaming, 2017'.
5. 'Full Moon Circle,2003'.
6. 'Houghton Cross, 2016'.
7. 'White Deer Circle, 2016'.

 1.
'North South East West, 2017'
slate and flint,
location: the Stone Hall.



photo: Ian Burt.



photo: Pete Huggings



photo: Ian Burt.



photo: Mike Pitts.



photo: Mike Pitts

2.
'White Water Falls, 2017'
China clay on acrylic paint,
location: the North and South colonnades.



photo: Pete Huggins.



photo: Ian Burt.





3.
'A Line in Norfolk, 2016'.
84m long,
Carrstones,
location:the West lawn of Houghton Hall.




photo: Mike Pitts.




photo: Pete Huggins.





4.
'Wilderess Dreaming,2017'.

Cornish slate,



photo: Pete Huggins.


5.
'Full Moon Circle, 2003'.
slate,
location: the West lawn.



photo: Houghton Hall.



photo: Pete Huggins.



photo: Pete Huggins.



photo: Ian Burt.


 6.
'Houghton Cross, 2016',
slate,
location: the Walled Garden.






photo: Pete Huggins.



photo: Pete Huggins


7.
 'White Deer Circle, 2016',
a 'henge' of sixteen tree stumps from the Houghton estate.

 

photo: Pete Huggins.

 

photo: Houghton Hall.



photo: Ian Burt.




Also a selection of smaller sculptures, text works, photographs and documentation are displayed in the ground floor galleries