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About Nicole

Baltimore County

Nicole Lenzi’s work questions what a drawing is and its link to thinking. She takes a interdisciplinary approach to expand the concept of drawing that include installations, photography, and works on paper. Recent work explores the link between between drawing and daily life. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums nationally and internationally. She recently exhbited in Drawn to Time,  organized by he Drawing Research Network's Temporal Drawing Conference at Loughborough... more

Between 0 and 1. 2020-Curent.

“All things are continually interacting with each other, and in doing so each bears the traces of that with which it has interacted:...”
― Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Between 0 and 1 explores the link between drawing, time, and thinking. at the quantum level. In the quantum world, myriad interactions occur in matter between 0 and 1. In my works, the conglomeration and interplay of lines drawn over time become metaphors for the ephemeral nature of thought. Surprising harmonies and small epiphanies emerge when alignments occur  during the mark making process.

Walking Drawings. (In Between Errands). 2021.

What if drawing became more an intergral part of daily life? This past year, I began Walking Drawings as part of a project called Passing Through, orchestrated by artist Sarah Tutt. The project centered around mapping the lines seen when walking the same urban route twelve times.

I found the activity aligned with interests in merging drawing with daily life as well as interests in mark making and thought. The activity evolved into drawing during the in-between moments of a day. These include when running errands and taking walks after work. Mark making during these mundane activities is giving a new perspective on the link between drawing and thinking and how to experience the medium.

Walking Drawings. (Sidewalk Nature Walk).2021.

What if drawing became more an intergral part of daily life? This past year, I began Walking Drawings as part of a project called Passing Through, orchestrated by artist Sarah Tutt. The project centered around mapping the lines seen when walking the same urban route twelve times.

I found the activity aligned with interests in merging drawing with daily life as well as interests in mark making and thought. The activity evolved into drawing during the in-between moments of a day. These include when running errands and taking walks after work. Mark making during these mundane activities is giving a new perspective on the link between drawing and thinking and how to experience the medium.

In Between Classes. 2021-Ongoing.

Current installations, In Between Classes,  focus on temporality and the interplay of light and shadow upon architecture or geometric structures. Works explore how drawings can develop from this everyday phenomenon. They grow out of moments in time; when light enters a window or peeps through the slits in a wooden deck. Interventions are made with small scale geometric materials like cinderblocks to stir a drawing into being. Shifts in lighting and shadow are documented. Times are recorded in titles. Like Walking Drawings, they are created in the in between moments, in this case classes of the workday.

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