David Nash: Line of Cut

4 September – 24 November 1996

Exhibition in Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Line of Cut focuses 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 draws on work made between 1979 and 1996 to address Nash’s concern with inorganic form.

Line of Cut focuses closely on Nash’s sculpture which has evolved from an abstract idea, as distinct from the invitation or prompting of organic form. Control is the essential condition for making this type of work, and a rigorous exercise of control underlies Nash’s sculpture which is characterised by a tension between freedom and discipline, between nature and the artist.

David Nash (b. 1945) is one of the leading British Sculptors of his generation, with an international reputation. From 1963-65 he studied at Kingston college of Art, before pursuing postgraduate study at Chelsea College of Art from 1969-70. He has exhibited widely and his sculpture is held in several international collections. In 1994 he was elected as a Royal Academician and in 2004 he was awarded an OBE for services to the arts.

This exhibition is accompanied by a series of research talks reflecting on the relationship between sculpture and the landscape.

David Nash: Line of Cut is curated by Robert Hopper.

Venue details

Venue address

Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow
United Kingdom
T: 0113 246 7467

Opening times

Galleries: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Research Library: Monday to Friday, 10am - 5pm
Archive of Sculptors' Papers: Tuesday to Friday, by prior appointment

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