Andy Goldsworthy
‘Leaning into the Wild’

Okt 27, 2015

New York

The Galerie Lelong is presenting with ‘Leaning into the Wild’ another, more intimate, side of the work of Land artist Andy Goldsworthy. Commonly sought after for his rock and leaves composition, the British artist is here exposed for his body work.

Goldsworthy in his bosom approach to the soil, its elements and components has always fully made used of his body. His hands, strength and teeth are his only tools. And in order to honor these uncommon art devices ‘Leaning into Wild’ consecrates and entire exhibition to them. Actions such as spitting, throwing and burying himself are an integrate part of Goldsworthy work, that he drew out through photograph and videos. The process itself is therefore the common thread of the show that celebrates the relationship of the artist to his subject. As formulated by the artist: ‘ When I began working outside, I had to establish instincts and feelings of Nature… I needed a physical link before a personal approach and relationship could be formed. I splashed in water, covered myself in mud, went barefoot and woke with the dawn.’

Thus, ‘Leaning into the Wild’ exposes the tensions necessary for the creation and the control of an object as vast the Nature which is the core of the Land Art.

Limestone dust, by-product of ‘Sleeping Stones’, Cuenca, Spain, 7 October 2014, Unique archival inkjet print23.6 x 35.5 inches (60.1 x 90 cm)

Slate throw, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales, June 1980,Archival inkjet print13.5 x 19.75 inches (34 x 50 cm)

Galerie Lelong

October 22 – December 05, 2015

528 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001