Nancy Olivier :          Drawings, Paintings and Wall Works

New Paintings, 2019

A Statement About the Work

The actual production of my work, on wall or paper or wood, involves the combination of different types of drawing and lines–– a type of automatist scribble; dripped paint as another kind of line; patterns overlaid and underneath; and bands and washes of color, both transparent and opaque. Multiple layers of marks create a shallow depth-of-field in which the linear elements interweave time and process; the "content" encompasses abstract metaphors for both physicality and memory. Working one layer of marks against the next, they are transformed through a history of process. Allowing the materials to behave and to signify according to their inherent qualities reinforces the dichotomy of controlled randomness.