Francesca Gavin’s Artists to Watch in 2014
N. Dash engages with the sense of touch as her primary mode for exploring the connections between her artwork and its organic source material. She juxtaposes common materials like paint and canvas with their raw counterparts, such as pigment or adobe mud gathered from New Mexico. Dash’s use of these disparate elements in her paintings, works on paper, and photographs provides compelling entry points into their histories. The performative roots of her practice and the physical contact required to construct her pieces establishes her body as a presence in the work, giving both warmth and gravitas to her minimalist arrangements.
American, b. 1980, Miami Beach, Florida, based in New Mexico & New York