Next Tuesday I am taking a trip over to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to see an exhibition by David Nash before I hopefully go over to Wales to interview him.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents a rich and extensive exhibition of work by David Nash, tracing the evolution of the artist's forty-year career and offering a vivid statement of his life's work. Sculpture, installation and drawings range across the Park and include new monumental works for the Underground Gallery, a retrospective survey in Longside Gallery and contextual displays from the artist's archive alongside sculpture in the open air and a permanent outdoor commission. This is envisaged to be the largest exhibition by the internationally acclaimed artist who has developed an eloquent understanding of trees, working with their traits to create sculpture, installation, projects and related drawings.
The Underground Gallery features imposing new works, including huge redwood crags and large black eucalyptus spheres. The expansive Longside Gallery presents a survey of retrospective work from the artist's and international collections. The Bothy Gallery illustrates one of the artist's most celebrated projects, Wooden Boulder, a large piece of 200 year-old oak released into a stream in the Welsh mountains in 1978, whose journey is documented through drawing, film and photography. The Garden Gallery shows works from the artist's archive, which explore the development of his practice.
The exhibition documents a specially commissioned artist film by Pete Telfer, edited alongside archive footage, presenting a fascinating insight into the artist and his practice.
David Nash has very generously created a number of limited editions, exclusively for this exhibition, with all proceeds going to YSP. They include pastel stencil drawings and bronze casts, available to purchase from the Garden Gallery shop.
I have already posted some information on this blog earlier but some more examples of his work can be seen below...