GRAHAM NASH RETURNS TO STONE HARBOR WITH COLLECTION OF NEW ARTWORK
Ocean Galleries hosts “Graham Nash: The Art of Visual Harmony”
STONE HARBOR, NJ – June 17, 2013 – Ocean Galleries is delighted to welcome back rock ‘n roll legend, photographer, and visual artist Graham Nash when he brings his latest collection of artwork to the Stone Harbor, NJ gallery. “Graham Nash: The Art of Visual Harmony” opens Thursday, July 25, 2013 and runs through Sunday, August 4, 2013. Nash will be at the gallery to sign purchased artwork from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Saturday, July 27.
Graham Nash made his indelible mark as a music legend, but last summer, the founding member of The Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash offered a glimpse at another artistic passion, debuting his never before seen artwork at Ocean Galleries. The multi-talented artist describes his artwork as the manifestation of his love for music and art over the past 50 years.
“We are thrilled to have Graham Nash back at the gallery,” commented Kim Miller, owner of Ocean Galleries. “Last summer’s debut of his artwork was incredibly well-received and the new art is every bit as spectacular. Although Graham has been painting and creating artwork for many years, he kept the pieces for his own pleasure and never shared them with the public until last year. It is amazing that such a humble man could be blessed with a multitude of artistic talent. We are very proud to have played a small part in convincing Graham to share his art with the world and can’t wait to share his new collection.”
Nash’s artwork incorporates a variety of techniques, many of them a natural evolution of his experimentation with photography. Several of his pieces incorporate block print or newsprint, mixed with photography, each piece more unique than the next. Most of the artwork tells a memorable story about occasions in Nash’s life; hearing the artist share his recollections and inspirations is arguably as special as the artwork itself.
Born in the coastal town of Blackpool, England and raised in Salford, near Manchester, Nash was drawn to photography at a young age by his father, an amateur photographer. In his early teens, he decided that music was his calling, which led him to an award-winning career path in music. Graham Nash was inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice - once with Crosby, Stills & Nash and once with The Hollies. He has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame twice - both as a solo artist and with Crosby, Stills & Nash. In 2010, he was named Officer of the British Empire (OBE). His company’s original IRIS 3047 digital printer is now housed in the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in recognition of his revolutionary accomplishments in the fine arts and digital printing world.
Over his history-making life ensconced in the music industry, Nash captured many memorable occasions and special moments with photographs. Delving into this area led to the creation of “Love, Graham Nash” – a handmade fine press book that is a sublime celebration of the artist’s photography, music, and life. The collection focuses on the 1960s and 1970s, a period that Nash's era-defining artistry helped shape. Portraying friends, family, and fellow musicians, they capture the essence of a momentous time in American culture. The collection includes Nash’s photos of band mates, other famous singers from Johnny Cash to Joni Mitchell, and handwritten notes of lyrics that are now second hand to generations of fans. A few copies of the coveted book, which was released as a limited edition keepsake (80 copies), will be available for purchase during the exhibition.
The “Graham Nash: The Art of Visual Harmony” exhibition will include nearly 100 of the artist’s exquisite paintings, pastels, and artistically enhanced photographs. “Graham Nash: The Art of Visual Harmony” opens on Thursday, July 25, 2013, running through Sunday, August 4, 2013. Graham Nash will attend a special gallery reception to sign purchased artwork from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Saturday, July 27.
The Stone Harbor gallery is open from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM daily during the summer season. For more information or directions, call 609-368-7777 or visit www.oceangalleries.com
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For over 25 years, Ocean Galleries has provided quality art by contemporary artists to their clients while practicing the highest standards of credibility and integrity in a comfortable and unpretentious atmosphere. With locations in Stone Harbor and Avalon, New Jersey, the distinguished art galleries feature an ever-changing display of artwork that includes local artists’ watercolors, nationally recognized artists’ originals, popular beach prints and high-end reproductions. Ocean Galleries also carries fine furniture and hand-made crafts from America and around the world. For more information, please call 609.368.7777 or visit www.oceangalleries.com