Haines Gallery proudly presents Drawing Water Standing Still, a solo exhibition of recent videos and photographs by acclaimed British land artist Andy Goldsworthy. Drawing Water Standing Still is Goldsworthy’s first solo show at Haines Gallery in seven years.
Working with natural materials such as dust, rock, ice, water, and kelp, Goldsworthy is well-known for creating ephemeral moments of striking formal beauty that often originate from and illuminate the inherent character of the local site. The artist’s latest recent single- and multi-panel photographs often reflect transformations that have taken place over time, in both the natural and built environment. Drawing Water Standing Still also features several new videos, all on view for the first time on the West Coast. While video works are an integral part of Goldworthy’s oeuvre, this is the first time that they comprise such a significant part an exhibition at the gallery, signaling a subtle transformation in the artist’s practice.
The exhibition Drawing Water Standing Still is being present¬ed in tandem with Leaning into the Wind, a new, full-length documentary film exploring Goldsworthy’s practice, which made its world premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival this April.
Andy Goldsworthy has created numerous site-specific works and commissions, including four works at San Francisco’s Presidio: Earth Wall (2014), Tree Fall (2013), Wood Line (2010-2011), and Spire (2008). He has been the subject of solo exhibitions at major museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (2004); National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (2005); de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA (2005); Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI (2006); Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK (2007); Pori Art Museum, Finland (2011); and deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA (2011). His works are included in the collections of the de Young Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; San Jose Museum of Art, CA; Storm King Art Centre, Mountainville, NY; Denver Art Museum, CO; Wadsworth Antheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; Tate Museum of Art and The Arts Council of Great Britain, London, UK; Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hiroshima, Japan; and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, among others.