Ben Tolman & David Nash: Drawings
Inspired by the complexities of urban geography, artist Ben Tolman executes highly detailed and time-consuming drawings of imagined city landscapes. Beginning with the real experience of a place Tolman builds levels of structures with Micron pens and a ruler, delving deeper and deeper into dark and humorous manufactured worlds. Storylines unfold and evolve at a microscopic level, revealing grave anecdotes of the impacts of capitalism, including poverty, isolation, and human struggle.
David Nash is internationally renowned for large, dramatic sculptures and beautiful charcoal works on paper. Using every part of fallen trees, Nash creates monumental wood sculptures and charcoal drawings that explore the relation between humanity and our natural environment. His drawings are often done after a particular sculpture or group of sculptures. Sensuous and sometimes ethereal, they nevertheless retain a sense of the weight of the wood inspiring their form. This exhibition features three of those drawings.
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Washington, DC 20005