Nancy Ivanhoe

Region: MFA Annual


City / State: Los Angeles, CA

My drawings explore the choreography of line, the way it performs as it passes through space and transforms into a drawn memory. I begin with delicate copper wires that I knot and torque into suspended dimensional shapes. I draw the sequence of their shadows as I move their suspended forms across a space or alter the direction of cast light. As in a dance, they entwine, stretch, contract, and release. Each drawn line echoes the immediate past and links the first mark to the last. These marks accumulate to form palimpsests of movement. Their overlapping sequence is an assemblage of energy in transit from one form into another.