Andy Goldsworthy installed the Haines Gallery Clay Wall, comprised of California red clay and human hair, in November 1996. Goldsworthy says "I knew that the clay would crack, but I didn't know whether it would stay attached [to the wall]. To my surprise it remains fixed to this day despite the occasional earthquake." The piece is intended as an ephemeral work and will eventually fall, but for now it stands strong!
The 11th Gwangju Biennale in South Korea will include works by Haines artist Monir, whose mirrored mosaics, reverse-glass painting, and works on paper recall both ancient Persian traditions and the reductive abstraction of the 20th century. Her works have been exhibited at major institutions worldwide, most recently in a career retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.