Thaddeus Mosley: Forest
at the Nasher Sculpture Center
May 13—August 20, 2023
For six decades, Thaddeus Mosley has taken felled trees near his home in Pittsburgh and transformed them into inventive abstract forms to create large sculptures, five of which are presented in Forest.
Made from walnut and created from 2015 onward, these works reward close looking. The range and expertise of Mosley’s woodworking techniques—carving, chiseling, and joining—are revealed as light shimmers along each work’s surface. From a distance, they stand together and unlock shapeshifting experiences before the eye. Mosley describes his compositional experimentation as the pursuit of presence, “the alchemy of turning something neutral into something alive.”