Lori Nozick
Sculpture and drawing

 

Artist’s Statement

I create sculpture and environmental installations with architectural and organic structures. With interior and exterior installations, existing architectural features serve as a point of reference and as formal elements to challenge and expand the space.   

My drawings  resonate as markers of visual memory.  Drawing from areas as diverse as archeology, myths, and dreams, environmental, cultural and scientific conditions, my work examines ongoing cycles of disintegration and cohesion.

My art references architectural, social and geological changes, and I try to capture that dynamic  both physically and symbolically. Place or site, functions as a repository of individual and collective  moments and memory, and forms a visceral bridge for the viewer to experience a blending of numerous time-frames, real and imagined.  

I am interested in the spaces and metaphors created by the sculpture (object)  “occupying” the space, and so the dynamic with the viewer becomes paramount, evoking physical and emotional response to the work and encouraging interaction.

The materials I use often come from the place or site: reclaimed architectural elements, wood, metal,  blocks of salt, stone, pigments, cement, solar LED lighting, and sound.  There is a social and cultural aspect to collecting and using these materials and a narrative that emerges in the work 

The archetypal images and forms become a visual and physical language through which I explore our relationship to personal and public spaces, in culture, communities and nature, in an immediate sense and throughout history. 

Artist’s Links

artist’s website:   www.lorinozick.com       

gallery links:   www.berlinartscouts.de