David Nash: Drawings and Sculpture
6 July – 10 October 2009
David Nash (b.1945) is an artist best known for his large wood sculptures. Intrigued by the possibilities of combining geometric forms with nature he uses chainsaws, saws and axes to create his sculptures. He often partially burns his work to produce charred dense textures. This exhibition focuses on the way the artist uses drawing, and its relationship with, and importance to, the creative process. It features many previously unseen drawings and sculpture, including several new commissions. In 1999 Nash was elected a Royal Academician and in 2004 was awarded an OBE for services to art. This is the first joint exhibition at both Blackwell and Abbot Hall.