Dialogue Between Dimensions: Progressions



Progressions (No.1) 12: 35 p.m. , Ink and pencil on paper, 2018. 





Progressions (No.2) 12: 41 p.m. , Ink and pencil on paper, 2017. 






Progressions (No.5) 12: 50 p.m. , Ink and pencil on paper, 2017. 







Progressions (No.6) 12: 52 p.m. , Ink and pencil on paper, 2017. 








Progressions (No.7) 12: 56 p.m. , Ink and pencil on paper, 2017. 








Progressions (No.12) 2: 44 p.m. , Ink and pencil on paper, 2018. 








Progressions (No.13) 2: 47 p.m. , Ink and pencil on paper, 2018. 








Progressions (No.14) 2: 51 p.m. , Ink and pencil on paper, 2018. 






Conglomerates (Progressions) No. 7, Series 4; Cement slab, plexiglass, and pencil; 2017.






Conglomerates (Progressions) No. 1, Series 5; Cement slab, plexiglass, and pencil; 2018.






Conglomerates (Progressions) No. 4, Series 5; Cement slab, plexiglass, and pencil; 2018.







Conglomerates (Progressions) No. 5, Series 5; Cement slab, plexiglass, and pencil; 2018.








Conglomerates (Progressions) No. 12, Series 4; Cement slab, plexiglass, and pencil; 2017.





I am interested in the link between drawing and thinking. In my work, referencing artist Avis Newmann, "A mark is a sign of thought." The spatial drawings, Conglomerates, challenge how to see and experience marks. Conglomerate (Progressions) are composed of cement slabs and plexiglass. The term relates to musical chord progressions produced over time to stir harmonies. Made in relation to shifting sunlight and shadows, they are constructed outside over the course of minutes or hours. Shadow lines are observed and recorded on and from materials to mark movement and extend the drawing activity. Different stages are photographed. 

Progressions (Works on Paper) are a series of reductive still lifes made from these digital images. The darkest darks and lightest lights, along with a few gray shades, are pulled out of the images and drawn on paper and painted with ink. This captures shadow alignments. The drawings pose a query for how thoughts form; how they unfold, fragment, and then realign.

-Nicole Lenzi











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