David Nash has dedicated his artistic life to an evolving study of trees and wood. This exhibition is dedicated to his drawings that take inspiration from this life-long passion, from the observational to the abstract.
Nash’s association with Yorkshire Sculpture Park began over 40 years ago and Full Circle marks an affinity between artist and organisation. The artist's focus on the intersection of nature, art and humanity, makes his work more pertinent as we address the climate crisis.
Drawing is a central part of Nash's practice. Works in The Weston Gallery, many of which have never been exhibited before, will be enlivened by the natural light and landscape views. Over 50 drawings from the 1970s to the present day reflect different processes and types of mark-making, from fine graphite lines to thick charcoal strokes and bold swathes of pure pigment.
In the Bothy Gallery, films, archival photographs and works on paper will chart Nash’s creative partnership with the park, and a reconsideration of his site-specific works made between 1981 and 2013 is enabled through a circular walk linking the two galleries.