Art Exhibits

Bryan Nash Gill
All day long
from 02-03-18 to 03-17-18

Bryan Nash Gill’s woodcuts, paintings, prints, sculptures and other items will be on show from February 3 through March 17.

A reception will be held February 3rd from 6 – 8 pm.

Born into a farming life, Bryan Nash Gill (1961-2013) had always been fascinated by the infinite variety of natural beauty. This exhibition pays homage to this concept by presenting Gill’s artistic journey through multiple media – monoprints, woodcuts and sculpture. Gill was a prolific artist and created a large body of work throughout his life though he is best known for his sculptures and large-scale wood cross-section relief prints. “Trees are beautiful to look at…I have been drawing them for years and recently have started looking inside which has brought me closer to these gentle giants we live among,” said Gill. From his belief in the beauty of trees comes a stunning and complex elegance of patterns and forms throughout a variety of mediums.

Bryan was an alumnus of the Westminster School and was educated at Tulane University and the California College of Arts and Crafts. Bryan Nash Gill lived in Connecticut near the same farm where he was raised. His work has been widely and internationally exhibited, including an installation for the American Pavilion at the 2005 World’s Fair in Aichi, Japan. The recipient of two Connecticut Individual Artist Grants and a California Arts Council Fellowship, Gill’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times Magazine, and Sculpture magazine, among other publications. In 2012, Princeton Architectural Press released 31 original prints by the artist in a book titled, Woodcut. The publication received widespread acclaim and was named as one of the New York Times best books of the year.

 – David Kelly

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