“Dash combines sometimes unruly elements in highly controlled processes that nonetheless allow for the operation of chance.” – Artforum
N. Dash (born 1980) has established a genuinely original artmaking practice that spans painting, sculpture, drawing, and photography, all rooted in a deep sensitivity to both natural and manmade materials and the sensory and informational capacities of touch. Employing raw pigment, troweled-on earth, and paint, Dash constructs works that engage with visible and invisible forms of energy and movement: of bodily meridians, architectural circulation, and environmental flux.
This monograph is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of the artist’s work to date, fully illustrated with individual works and exhibition views. Several major new essays speak to the compelling relevance of her practice across multiple disciplines, from artists and authors John Giorno, Ajay Kurian, and Ross Simonini, art historian Suzanne Hudson, and anthropologist Michael Taussig.
Designed with the close involvement of the artist, including a jacket that unfolds into an original poster-size work, N. Dash beautifully captures the visual and tactile features of the work made by one of our most exciting emerging artists.
N. Dash studied at New York University and Columbia University. Selected solo exhibitions have been held at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; and White Flag Projects, St. Louis. Dash has been featured in group exhibitions at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; S.M.A.K. Ghent; Sammlung Goetz, Munich; the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; the Jewish Museum, New York; and Palazzo Strozzi, Florence. In 2022, Dash will have a solo exhibition at S.M.A.K. Ghent.