Turin

Richard Long

Tucci Rosso Gallery

In this show Richard Long once again brought nature indoors. This work, typical of the artist’s recent output, was arranged over the two floors of the gallery according to a careful rhythm; it was a rhythm without concession to current fashion, explicitly declaring a return to the concepts of autonomous form that were current in the ’60s. Each side of the room on the gallery’s lower floor contained a rectangular and a circular figure. Both rectangular figures were formed on the floor, out of small, round, lake stones; a circle, also made up of lake stones, lay next to but did not actually touch the smaller of the two rectangles, while next to the larger a circle was shaped on the wall. This latter piece, Ochre Mud Circle, was made up of fingerstrokes of mud applied directly to the wall with circular gestures—a process familiar from Long’s recent work. The visual result was not a dense,

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