Woodrow Nash consuming passion to elevate the human spirit takes the form of sculptures.
Born in the late 40’s in Akron, Ohio, Woodrow Nash is the product of sanctified churches, 1950â€™s television images, and black inner city neighborhood schools run by predominantly white middle-class educators. The young student immersed himself in art during an era when artists sought nothing less than old-fashioned honesty in their imagery.
As a freelance artist, he painted murals for local institutions, and worked as an illustrator. In 1975, he abandoned Akron for the brighter lights of New York, where he became a fashion illustrator. There he also designed and illustrated record albums for jazz labels that represented such greats as Father Hines, Cat Anderson, Arnett Cobbs and Jeff Lorber fusion.
By 1977, armed with an Associate Degree in Commercial Art from Pels School of Art in New York City, he worked as a freelance illustrator. Less than a decade later, his artistic journey landed him back in Ohio working as a technical illustrator at Goodyear Aerospace Corporation, followed by a stint as an illustrator for American Greetings Corporation.
In 1991, Woodrow moved to Madison, Wisconsin, and worked as a graphic artist, a trade that has undergone the full infiltration of computer and electronic imaging. While still an art form, it seemed light years away from the tactile expression offered by the manipulation of clay.
Today, the work of Woodrow Nash is collected internationally. His collectors’ demographics have no racial boundaries, and include everyone from working professionals to affluent sports figures and entertainment superstars.
THE RAGE GALLERY
The Rage Gallery resonates over 30 years of cultural, social and spiritual experiences transformed into statues, torsos & timeless objects of sacred art — stirring the consciousness of the beholder.
Established in August 2002 in Akron, Ohio, the purpose of The Rage Gallery is to nurture and promote a sense of cultural awareness.
Seen through the sharp unwavering lens of Nash, The Rage Gallery is an ever-growing gallery of tribal icons that provide enduring inspiration for a life lived outside cultural, social and spiritual boundaries. The universality of selected works (while concretely African) hold roots in the interconnectedness of all mankind.
The Rage Gallery
872 South Main Street
Akron, Ohio 44311