Long’s work centres on processes of transference and collaboration as a means to question authorship and the mechanisms with which culture and knowledge are produced. In much of his previous work, he has explored the cross-translation of artistic forms, non-linear narrative tropes and gestures de-stabilizing medium specificity. Frequently, these explorations lead to a revised understanding of Modernism as it relates to artistic and literary traditions and the history of design, particularly book publishing.
Gareth Long holds a BA in Visual Studies and Classical Civilizations from the University of Toronto and an MFA from Yale University. Long has held solo exhibitions at Oakville Galleries, Toronto; Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, Kate Werble Gallery, New York; and TORRI, Paris. His work has been shown at the Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe; the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal; Montreal; Mercer Union Centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto; Flat Time House, London; Wiels, Brussels; Artists Space, New York; Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York; and MoMA PS1, New York. In 2011 his work will be shown in a number of exhibitions, including ones at Eastside Projects in Birmingham, UK. Long is represented by Kate Werble Gallery in New York, and TORRI in Paris.
An exhibition of Long’s work can be seen at SAAG, opening reception at 8:00pm on Nov 19/11
image: The Illustrated Dictionary of Received Ideas (Drawing Session/Performance) 2009, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY