Richard Nash at the Museum of the Northwest
Consonance is the first museum survey of works by Pacific Northwest painter and sculptor Richard Nash. The exhibition presents a selection of large Corten steel, non-representational sculptures in conversation with the artist’s more intimate, abstract paintings. Inspired by the work of Abstract Expressionist artists such as Hans Hoffmann and Robert Motherwell, and committed to the expressive possibilities of the muted palette of the Northwest School masters, Nash’s work is as distinctive as it is sophisticated. As the title of the exhibition suggests, Consonance emphasizes Nash’s interest in working with a controlled repertoire of compositional elements such as form, shape, line, light and shadow to generate—through their recurrence, variation and visual relationships—a sense of movement, engagement, discovery and emotion.