Lines and Smudges
6th September - 4th October 2012
Annely Juda Fine Art is pleased to present an exhibition of works on paper by David Nash.
In this exhibition we will be showing Nash's works on paper exclusively. The exhibition consists of over 40 drawings and gives a unique insight into David Nash's work through the medium of drawing. He uses traditional media like charcoal and pastel, but also materials from his surroundings such as mud which he smudges on the paper linking his drawings directly to the places they originate from.
David Nash is one of Britain's foremost sculptors. In a career spanning 40 years he has explored the living nature of wood, it's resistance, vulnerability symbolism, and colour, and few artists are so identified with their material of choice. Drawing has also always been a fundamental part of David Nash's work. This can be in the form of a geneology of his ideas or his response to sculptures he has created, initial ideas for future works or his observance of his planted works. Nash has been working with these living sculptures, like Ash Dome (twenty-two ash saplings planted in a circle, that have been guided and fletched to grow into a dome in March 1977), since the 1970s and they form an important part of his working practice.
David Nash's current exhibition at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew will be running until April 2013. In this exhibition he is showing sculptures across the gardens as well as in the glasshouses and exhibition spaces. Also, Nash has been working at Kew on a 'wood quarry', creating new pieces for the exhibition using trees from the gardens that have come to the end of their natural life. This ongoing work will form part of the exhibition and the finished works will be exhibited from October 2012. For further information on this exhibition: www.kew.org
David Nash sculptures