David Nash: Crags, Stacks and Columns

Based on Nash’s observations of nature and the rural landscape around his home in Wales, the works, which include depictions of trees, crags, and the changing seasons, foster in us, at a time of urgent ecological concern, a deeper understanding of the elements of the natural world.

New pastel stencil editions, displayed alongside those made over the past ten years, are made by Nash in his studio in the remote village of Blaenau Ffestiniog in North Wales. Nash explains; “Works on paper have always been a part of my practice. I use a specific thickness of plastic sheet and an extremely sharp scalpel. The pastel is applied by rubbing it into a fleece pad and then rubbing the loaded pad over the stencil. The result is then fixed. I have a studio specifically set up for this. The process is very dusty and requires efficient masks and frequent hand washing.”

Nash’s practice is a collaboration between the artist, his material and the natural world. The stack and the column are forms that have been of great interest to Nash throughout his career as a sculptor and appear in his pastel stencil edition.

Duration 29 October 2021 - 04 December 2021
Times Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 5.30pm Saturday: 11am - 2pm
Cost Free
Venue Cristea Roberts Gallery
Address 43 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JG
Contact 2074391866 / info@alancristea.com / www.alancristea.com

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