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Bryan Nash Gill begins installation of "What Was Will Be Again" at Esopus Space in 2012.

 

These unique woodcut prints were made by the late artist Bryan Nash Gill (1961–2013) during the process of creating "What Was Will Be Again," a site-specific installlation at Esopus Space consisting of a 122-square-foot woodcut print with applied monoprint that completely covered the north wall of the gallery. Gill conceived of the piece after attending an opening at the gallery, where he noticed its OSB particle-board flooring: “I am easily mesmerized by the natural patterning of wood, and I had never seen a subflooring used as a finish flooring. I wanted to foreground it even further by creating a one-to-one relationship between the horizontal space of the floor and the vertical space of the wall.” 

Bryan Nash Gill (1961–2013) earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Tulane University in 1984 and a Masters of Fine Arts from the California College of the Arts four years later. A California Arts Council Fellow, Gill has exhibited his work at numerous galleries and museums, including the New Britain Museum of American Art, the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, and the Berkshire Art Museum. Gill was commissioned to create an installation for the American Pavilion at the Japanese World’s Fair in Aichi, Japan, in 2005. Woodcut, a book featuring a series of the artist’s large-format woodblock prints, was published in 2012 by Princeton Architectural Press.