The Tide is High is an exhibition of new works by Richard Long. The high tide and the huge steep mud banks of the River Avon at low tide have been a major influence on Long since his childhood, and it is where he still gathers the source material for his works on paper. The Tide is High is a series of prints based on drawings made from mud taken from the river in Bristol, the city where Long was born and continues to live.
Tidemarks, Tide on the Turn, Ebb and Flow and Half Tide, 2018, screenprints from The Tide is High series, each measure up to a metre in width. The prints depict rivulets of muddy water; Long enjoys working with this mud for its tactility and material simplicity, as well as its significance as a natural force which has traced the earth’s surface for over a millennia.
The new prints will be shown alongside their mud drawing studies and some large carborundum relief prints that Long made in 2014. These prints were created from 4 x 8 foot aluminum plates and printed in mud-coloured ink as well as vibrant grass greens and fire reds.
|Duration||15 November 2018 - 05 January 2019|
|Times||Monday - Friday: 10am - 5.30pm Saturday: 11am - 2pm|
|Venue||Cristea Roberts Gallery|
|Address||43 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JG|
|Contact||2074391866 / email@example.com / www.alancristea.com|