Lyricism: The quality or state of
being melodious. An intense outpouring
...I am first and foremost a mixed media artist. Employing multiple mediums as I work. When I fell in love with the spiritual quality of making paper, then papermaking became the central construct of all that interest me. So that by now my work is probably most akin to painting compositions made of pulp and textiles. The body of work that is showing at the WBGO Gallery entitled "Lyricism" seems very appropriate for that space, because it is all about the celebration of movement, and the joy I feel when I create. It is melodious. Sometimes, a dance even when I'm in "the zone." Pulp and lace fly through the air as all the "What ifs?" pour out and land on the composing frame. In the end I am generally satisfied that the movement communicates the feeling.
Fabric like paper is about memory and history... The DNA of all those who have touched it are present. My intent is always to leave enough room in my compositions for your own interpretation. After all paper, like us, is organic and the things that touch us don't always have to be concrete or verbal.
I hope you will have the opportunity to attend the opening reception: Thursday, June 3, 2010 6-8 pm:
Lyricism - the art of Rosalind Nzinga Nichol
WBGO ART GALLERY / May 24, - July 30, 2010
open M-F 9 -5
54 Park Place, Newark, NJ 07102
Image show above (from the show): "Essentia" 2010
Mixed Media pulp painted Paper with antique lace inclusions