Graham Nash has helped shape the world around him through ideas, innovations, and influential works of art for more than four decades. A legendary singer-songwriter, Nash is also an internationally renowned photographer and digital imaging pioneer whose work is represented-by a classic 1969 portrait of David Crosby-in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The Art of Graham Nash, an exhibition featuring a broad range of Nash's works, opens at New York City's ACA Galleries on October 11. The gallery will host an artist's reception on Thursday, October 18 from 5-8 pm. The show-comprising 50 of Nash's photographic images, several politically themed photo assemblages and original pastel pieces-runs through October 27. ACA Galleries is located at (529 West 20th Street, 5th floor, NYC, 10011. Tel 212-206-8080 www.acagalleries.com)
Inspired by his father, an amateur photographer, Nash first started taking pictures when he was ten years old. "I had a camera before I had a guitar," he remembers. Some of the works featured in The Art of Graham Nash at ACA Galleries were previously published in the book Eye To Eye: Photographs By Graham Nash (Steidl, 2004).
Nash is also widely known as an activist in support of causes related to social justice, peace, environmental stewardship, and progressive politics. He addresses these issues in several new and provocative large format photo assemblages-each hand-embellished mixed-media piece examines and questions contemporary political events and societal mores. "I believe that knowledge is power, that information and ideas are vital to our very survival, that our many problems should be faced, and can be dealt with," says Nash.