Want: Failed Container

Timothy Nash

Nov 20 - Dec 22


Timothy Nash investigates ideas around desire through the metaphor of the container. Containers hold, enclose and allow us to collect well beyond our daily needs. Each gouged panel reveals a single ghostly form. These ephemeral images,  barely resolving,  invite contemplation of our need to hold and keep.


Gallery Hours: WED – SAT 1-5pm

Please join us on Thursday November 21st for an opening reception from 5:30-7pm

In his notes, Marcel Duchamp frequently referred to the term “sign of accordance”. It is a mathematical term describing the “/” in the relationship “a/b” where it both unites and separates the two variables. Duchamp’s strategy in using this relationship was that the two variables were polar opposites and that the “/” became an axis which turned on itself, resulting in a shifting continuum between polarities.

A major consideration in my work is reference to the act of seeing /looking, but most importantly to the threshold between the worlds on either side of our eyes. The extension and blurring of this threshold is an act of transformation and a celebration of the vast space within this interface.

Born in Edmonton in 1957, Timothy Nash attended Grant MacEwen Community College (Edmonton) in 1981/82, followed by the completion of his BFA at the University of Alberta from 1984-1988. He then completed his MFA in drawing and printmaking at the University of Windsor from 1988-1990.

Nash has worked with various art institutions and organizations across Canada, and has taught drawing, design, painting and printmaking since 1994 at Langara College (Vancouver). He has exhibited in several international print exhibitions around the world, and has had solo exhibitions across Canada. His work is included in private and public collections nationally and internationally.