Paris

STRUCTURE

2 Sep - 7 Oct 2017

James McNabb, City Wheel (detail)
James McNabb, City Wheel on paper
James McNabb, work in progress
James McNabb, view from the studio
James McNabb, view from the studio
City Square, 2016
James McNabb
City Square, 2016
American Black Walnut
26" x 26" x 1.5"
Hive city, 2016
James McNabb
Hive city, 2016
American Black Walnut
51" x 27" x 2"
City  Wheel double, 2016
James McNabb
City Wheel double, 2016
Sculpture in American Black Walnut wood
23 3/4" x 23 3/4 x 1''
Composure, 2017
James McNabb
Composure, 2017
Sculpted compoisition in walnut
91 x 91 x 51 cm
Disposition, 2017
James McNabb
Disposition, 2017
Composition sculptée en noyer
46 x 46 x 51 cm
Network, 2017
James McNabb
Network, 2017
Sculpted composition in walnut
145 x 46 x 69 cm

James McNabb invites us to immerse ourselves in city sceneries stretched in an artistic movement towards the infinite. McNabb?s sculptures refer to the amazing possibilities offered to the cities inhabitants. Exhibited for the very first time in France, McNabb introduces his most recent wooden sculptures. The artist?s artworks explore the unlimited possibilities of the urban landscape and our relationship with it.
 
McNabb?s work invites us to play along and imagine our own city. He sets off imagination through the almost sociological exploration of moving life, the lively activity that characterizes actual cities and the multiple dreams that each one of us can realize there. McNabb offers to take a step back and sit down for a while to meditate and contemplate its frozen beauty.
 
Wood is McNabb?s favorite material. It is lively by essence and solid once it?s crafted. The artist?s long and meticulous experience helps him to explore the infinite possibilities offered by wood carving and sculpture.

Nourishing a conscious approach, McNabb uses recycled resources he collects in the collaborative studio where he has established his workshop. The perfect and utopian cities modeled by the artist are in fact made from disregarded waste our world produces nowadays by the ton.