David Nash: Line of Cut
4th September 1996 - 24th November 1996
Galleries 1, 2 and 3
photo: Jerry Hardman-Jones
Curated by Robert Hopper Line of Cut focused attention on David Nash’s interest in geometry and abstract form. In contrast to his well-documented involvement with the organic and symbolic qualities of wood, this exhibition addressed the underlying rigour of Nash’s concern with inorganic, even primary form.
David Nash (b.1945) is one of the leading British Sculptyor’s of his generation, with an international reputation.
A series of Wednesday talks accompanied the show in which four speakers reflected on the question of sculpture's relationship to the landscape. The speakers - artists, writers and curators- will be considering ways of working with, and in tension with, the natural environment. The talks addressed - among other topics - the fears and desires we project onto nature, contemporary forms of neo-romanticism, curating in the landscape, and working in, and the future of, sculpture parks. The speakers were: Simon Cutts (workfortheeyetodo, London); Paul Nesbitt (Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh); David Reason; (Centre for Psychoanalytic Stuides, University of Kent);Kerry Stewart (artist, London).
- Unfortunately, the catalogue for this exhibition has now sold out. There is a copy available to read in the HMI library.
- Related publications:
The Sculpture of David Nash