Galerie Lelong & Co. Presents Andy Goldsworthy’s Recent Photographs and Films on Frieze Viewing Room 2020

Visual Arts

Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, looks forward to the future installation of Andy Goldsworthy’s monumental piece for Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center. In our viewing room, we are pleased to present a selection of recent film and photographic works created in Scotland near the artist’s home and studio. This presentation demonstrates Goldsworthy’s active engagement with his ephemeral work practice.

Goldsworthy’s photographs and films often document the process of his experimental way into his work. Photography has an important and specific place in Goldsworthy’s practice, and has been so since his student days. “There is an intensity about a work at its peak that I hope is expressed in the image. Process and decay are implicit in that moment. A drawing or painting would be too defined. The photographs leave the reason and spirit of the work outside. They are not the purpose but the result of my art.”

Goldsworthy frequently revisits specific sites over a period of days, weeks, months and sometimes years, continuing a constant investigation into the landscape he is in. In this body of work, we see recent examples from his decades-long exploration of the Scottish landscape. In Brushed off wall, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, 29 December 2017, painterly marks of brushed snow create a line across a field; in a different time of the year, Goldsworthy wraps a barbed wire fence with wool—two materials with opposite adjectives attached to them drawing a line through the grass. Goldsworthy’s intimate connection with the land and its materials continues to evolve as he responds to the surroundings he encounters.