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Lynn Elizabeth Palewicz
updated: 01/30/2009
website: lynnpalewicz.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Raking
Knife
Tying Her Arms Back
Pin-cushion
Landscape
Marks I
Cinched
Shovel
Paddle
Marks II
Drawings of Bruises
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, anatomy, figurative, process
 
 
Raking by Lynn Elizabeth Palewicz
Raking
c-print
2006
30" x  40" 
Knife by Lynn Elizabeth Palewicz
Knife
c-print
2006
40" x  30" 
Tying Her Arms Back by Lynn Elizabeth Palewicz
Tying Her Arms Back
c-print
2006
30" x  40" 
Pin-cushion by Lynn Elizabeth Palewicz
Pin-cushion
c-print
2006
30" x  34" 
Landscape by Lynn Elizabeth Palewicz
Landscape
c-print
2006
30" x  40" 
Marks I by Lynn Elizabeth Palewicz
Marks I
c-print
2007
40" x  30" 
Cinched by Lynn Elizabeth Palewicz
Cinched
c-print
2006
30" x  40" 
Shovel by Lynn Elizabeth Palewicz
Shovel
c-print
2006
40" x  30" 
Paddle by Lynn Elizabeth Palewicz
Paddle
c-print
2006
40" x  30" 
Marks II by Lynn Elizabeth Palewicz
Marks II
c-print
2006
40" x  30" 
Drawings of Bruises by Lynn Elizabeth Palewicz
Drawings of Bruises
c-print
2007
40" x  30" 

Artist Statement

This series of drawings describes a relationship between touch, tension, and surface.  Each piece uses the body to distort a variety of images and marks drawn onto skin.  Pinches, creases, and scratches marked onto its surface function as drawing elements alongside these penned images and marks.  Photography more than documents the performance of these drawings; it disorients the viewer’s relationship to the body and represents the skin as a drawing surface.

 

As a student, I pursued a formal education in observational drawing.  Years of working traditionally focused my attention on the process of mark-making—rendering form and surface became as fascinating to me as creating imagery.  This drawing project allows me to transcend conventional ways of mark-making to explore a range of mark-making unique to my drawing surface.  Bite-marks are prints; pinches add value, and scratches form lines.  Working on my body has made me aware of the tactility of drawing.  Every mark drawn onto my skin has a pressure, a point, and a texture.  The process of creating these pieces is as memorable for me as the finished product—not only do I see the lines in the Raking piece, I can remember making them and how it felt to make them.  There is something seductive about inviting the viewer to experience the process of these pieces.  I want people to empathize with the desire to pinch, press, and manipulate their skin.  My intent is to conjure sensation into drawing, while simultaneously broadening the way that people envision drawing.

Artist Bio / CV

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006
Seventh Heaven, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY.
Fragmentations of the Self, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY.
NY Style, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Canada.

RESIDENCIES

2007
Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY.

2002
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine.

EDUCATION

2003
Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT.
MFA in Painting

1999
Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
BFA in Drawing