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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 multi-media approach to expand the concept of drawing that include installations, photography, and works on paper. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States and South Korea including  The Delaware Art Museum, Midwest Center for Photography, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, and upcoming at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Loretto.  She has a B.F.A from... more

Conglomerates (Progressions) Series 4. 2017.

The Progressions and Shuffling(s) series explores a dialogue between dimensions, media, and time to expand how to see and experience drawing.

Conglomerate (Progressions), are composed of cement slabs and plexiglass (and sit on cement). The term relates to musical chord progressions produced over time to stir harmonies. Made in relation to shifting sunlight and shadows, they were constructed outside over the course of several days and/or hours. Shadow lines are observed and recorded on and from materials to mark shadow movements and extend the drawing activity. Different stages are photographed to record unexpected alignments.

The works on paper, Progressions, are a series of reductive still lifes created from single digital images of Conglomerates. They pull out the darkest darks and lightest lights, revealing shadow pathways. Varying degrees of information are left in each work to decipher form. This removes them from their original context and open them to new avenues of exploration.

Shuffling(s) works on paper are created in response to concepts explored in theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli’s The Order of Time. Rovelli writes about time at the quantum level where the past, present, and future are blurred. Shuffling(s) are generated from multiple overlays of digital images of Conglomerates taken within split seconds. These are drawn on top of each other on a single piece of paper. Intersecting lines and shapes are then painted in various shades of gray. The resulting combinations of lines, shapes, and tones interact in states of entropic accord. Forms fragment in between time. Unforeseen harmonies and alignments emerge from the process.

Progressions. 2017-18.

The works on paper, Progressions, are a series of reductive still lifes created from single digital images of Conglomerates. They pull out the darkest darks and lightest lights, revealing shadow pathways. Varying degrees of information are left in each work to decipher form. This removes them from their original context and open them to new interpretations.

Reshufflings (2020) and Shuffling(s) 2019.

Reshufflings and Shufflings are inspired by ideas read in Carlo Rovelli's The Order of Time about the quantum world. In this series, forms simultaneously divide and come together in an interplay between light and dark.

Reshufflings and Shufflings works on paper are created in response to concepts explored in theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli’s The Order of Time. Rovelli writes about time at the quantum level where the past, present, and future are blurred. Shuffling(s) are generated from multiple overlays of digital images of Conglomerates, small scale geometric constrcutions, taken within split seconds. These are drawn on top of each other on a single piece of paper. Intersecting lines and shapes are then painted in various shades of gray. The resulting combinations of lines, shapes, and tones interact in states of entropic accord. Forms fragment in between time. Unforeseen harmonies and alignments emerge from the process.

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