• Bill Woodrow

    New 57 Gallery

    Everywhere you look these days there seems to be vigorous interest in painting, and it is in relation to painting that the most lively debate rages. Everywhere, that is, except Britain, where a small group of sculptors has been able to make a claim for the continuing preeminence of their practice at the cutting edge of esthetic activity. This is remarkable enough, perhaps, but what is even more unexpected is that these artists have been able to do this by staging a surprising reversal of Richard Long’s procedures.

    The newer sculptors eschew process for product. Turning Long’s fascination with

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