Richard Long

The Path Is the Place Is the Line
January 21–April 30, 2006

Part of a generation of artists who engage the land as their artistic medium, Richard Long is known for idea-based works that take inspiration from his experiences in the wilderness and in rural landscapes. In this exhibition, Long assembles elements that document and reflect on a recent 250-mile walk he took, mainly along the Pacific Crest Trail, in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. SFMOMA’s presentation includes photographs, mud and text works, and sculpture, all characterized by a vigorous, solitary sense of quest and a reach beyond the individual.

This exhibition is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and facilitated by the FOR-SITE Foundation through the generosity of Roger Evans.

Richard Long, Su XuXu Stones (A Thirteen Day Walk in Sardinia), 2005; courtesy of the artist; © Richard Long