Nick Evans: The White Whale

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The White Whale

Installation view, Neues Museum, Nuremberg © Nick Evans; Mary Mary, Glasgow.

An immersive sculptural installation by artist Nick Evans will be displayed at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum from 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.

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GENERATION is a major, nation-wide exhibition programme showcasing some of the best and most significant art to have emerged from Scotland over a period of 25 years.

GENERATION offers access to world-class art on an unparalleled scale with over 70 venues across Scotland taking part. It’s free, it’s exciting and it’s accessible. This is a once in a generation opportunity.


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Exhibition Dates: 
Friday 20 June 2014 to Sunday 31 August 2014
The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum
Exhibition Contact: 
01382 307200
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