An immersive sculptural installation by artist Nick Evans goes on display at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum from 20 June 2014, as part of GENERATION, a nationwide series of exhibitions that explore the remarkable development of contemporary art in Scotland over the last 25 years.
The White Whale is the latest solo exhibition by Nick Evans. Known for his organically-shaped white plaster sculptures, this work is inspired by the Gothic architecture of The McManus and the museum collections within. The interplay between visitor, sculpture, decorative elements and the stunning architecture of the gallery combine to create an immersive artwork.
Evans was born in Mufulira in Zambia, brought up in Somerset and now lives and works in Glasgow. This background has given him an international outlook which informs his work. Evans is fascinated by the art and artefacts of other cultures particularly studying the various materials used and methods of construction. From these original sources and his knowledge of European art history, he creates his distinctive and original sculptural forms.
Generation will see new and existing work shown at more than 50 venues across Scotland from June to October 2014. This nationwide programme will be one of the most ambitious celebrations of contemporary art ever held by a single country, and is part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, which is a partnership between the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee, Glasgow Life and Creative Scotland. It is being produced with the assistance and expertise of partners including VisitScotland and EventScotland, British Council Scotland, Museums Galleries Scotland, Education Scotland, Young Scot, Children in Scotland and the BBC.
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