Project Description

Bryan Nash Gill creates abstract sculptures, works on paper, and installations that are inextricably bound to the materials and inspiration he finds in nature, working and living in a rural New England setting.

Massive sections of tree trunks are cut and carved; branches and leaves are re-interpreted in bronze; and the growth rings on cross-sections of trees are inked and transferred to hand-made paper.

Beyond the Landscape is consistent with the Museum’s commitment to show work by contemporary artists who explore the connections between nature and art. Artwork that resonates with respect and appreciation for nature and the environment shares the message that observing and interacting with the natural world is not only important, but aesthetically rewarding as well.

Gill’s prints and sculptures evoke a sense of place and speak to an appreciation for the beauty of the distinctive landscape in our region of New England.

Bryan Nash Gill currently maintains his studio in the same northwestern corner of Connecticut where he grew up. Gill earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Tulane University in 1984 and his Masters of Fine Arts from the California College of the Arts in Oakland four years later. He has lived and worked in Carrara, Italy, and New Orleans, Louisiana, to northern California. Gills work has been shown in numerous exhibitions and galleries across the United States, including a solo show at the New Britain Museum of American Art, and at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

The community is invited to meet the artist at an opening reception to be held on Saturday, January 14, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.