David Nash: From Kew Gardens to Meijer Gardens
British artist David Nash brings his work to Meijer Gardens in the large-scale summer exhibition, David Nash: From Kew Gardens to Meijer Gardens, which opens to the public May 23, 2014. Organized by the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew and the artist in conjunction with Meijer Gardens, this broad and comprehensive presentation will feature sculptures, installations and drawings.
A wide array of wood sculptures, complemented by drawings, will be on display throughout the galleries, while a carefully selected group of bronzes will be installed in the Arid and Tropical conservatories. Additionally, three major works will be on view outdoors. The massive Iron Dome, composed of 46 elements, will be on display in the Sculpture Park not far from the permanent display of Nash’s iconic King and Queen.
Meijer Gardens has also commissioned Nash for a unique, site-specific planting involving dozens of young larch trees on the open hillside in The Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden. Although the garden will not open until June 2015, visitors will be able to view Nash’s planting site from the pathways. Additionally, Meijer Gardens commissioned a full documentary video on Nash and his planting which will be available in the auditorium.