BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
My work explores the ways we build and occupy space through memory, perspective, relationship and psycho-dynamics. In my drawings, figure, surface, lines, geometry and color simultaneously interrupt and support one another. Within three-dimensional space, objects and architectural surrounds are constructed to promote a physical and evocative connection with the body of the viewer. These concepts are also explored through video, installation and performance in Movement + Stillness; ongoing research with my partner and, sometime collaborator, Dillon Paul.
The work is not about representing a location but instead about presenting what is found there. These bodies exist in a situation as much as they do in a location. They seek to ground themselves in the “places” they occupy through their hands, feet, through touch and strength. But they are also nowhere. Intersecting lines, partial views of the body and planes of dislocated material produce windows into this experienced place.
About Lindsey Wolkowicz:
Lindsey Wolkowicz (b.1981) is a multidisciplinary artist, educator and art administrator whose work revolves around the relationship between us and the spaces we occupy. Though she works in various mediums, drawing is at the center of her practice. Both the influence of her hometown of Detroit, and her current home of New York City, can be felt through the presence of grand, and sometimes dilapidated, architecture in her work as well as her awareness of the body in space. Wolkowicz’s work also moves into the realm of photography, video and performance installation through ongoing collaborative projects with her partner Dillon Paul. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and she currently holds the position of Associate Director of International Admissions at Pratt Institute where she received her MFA in 2009. She works and lives in Brooklyn, NY with her partner and their daughter.