Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of New York-based artist N. Dash. The exhibition will present new works shown for the first time, including pieces from the artist’s ongoing Commuter series, presented together with recent large scale paintings. The works convey a profound tactile sensitivity through the artist’s manipulation of materials such as fabric, adobe, jute, polystyrene, paper, and string. Utilizing this wide variety of media with a minute attention to detail, Dash constructs compositions that engage with visible and invisible forms of energy and movement: of bodily meridians, architectural circulation, and environmental flux. Transmuting rough materials such as jute, mud, and fabric into meticulously finished surfaces, Dash’s work evokes the materially embodied yet intangible presence of attentive touch.
N. Dash at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) is curated by Abaseh Mirvali, Executive Director and Chief Curator, and is an expanded presentation of N. Dash, organized by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, and curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, Senior Curator.
Photo: Untitled (detail), 2019, Adobe, graphite, string, gesso, jute, Styrofoam, 82.5 x 54 in (209.55 x 137.16 cm), Courtesy the Artist and Casey Kaplan, New York, Photo: Jason Wyche.