British artist Chris Drury is known for creating ephemeral assemblies of natural materials. His work explores the connections between nature and culture, inner and outer, systems within the body and systems on the planet. Drury often collaborates with scientists and technicians from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
Drury’s exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art included the large-scale wooden sculpture Cloud Pool Chamber, created in a FOR-SITE residency. Cloud Pool Chamber was made from diseased logs felled at Donner State Park near Truckee, California. A hand-carved granite pool beneath the structure reflected the clouds overhead and referred to the Native Maidu grinding stones located nearby.
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Often associated with the land art and earth art movements, Chris Drury distinguishes his art making through his ongoing commitment to examining the “inner nature” of human consciousness and its relationship to the “outer nature” of the material world.