“Dash combines sometimes unruly elements in highly controlled processes that nonetheless allow for the operation of chance.” –Artforum
This monograph is the first comprehensive overview of the work of N. Dash (born 1980), exploring the paintings, drawings and photography of this New York- and New Mexico-based American artist. N. Dash uses natural and manmade materials such as earth, pigments, graphite, fabric, string and found objects to construct conscious and intuitive abstractions, which draw on bodily movements and energy meridians, ecological systems, and other subtle or intangible structures. This volume includes major works from 2011 to 2021, and essays by Suzanne Hudson, Michael Taussig and others, with a poem by John Giorno, which explore Dash’s work in art historical, anthropological and environmental contexts.
N. Dash studied at New York University and Columbia University. Selected solo exhibitions have been held at venues including the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; and White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO. Dash has been featured in group exhibitions at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; S.M.A.K. Ghent; Sammlung Goetz, Munich; the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, CA; the Jewish Museum, New York; and Palazzo Strozzi, Florence. In 2022, Dash will have a solo exhibition at S.M.A.K. Ghent.