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Ngaio Lenz’ work reflects a nostalgia for the discarded and a reclamation of the past lives of found objects.

Informed by the natural processes of weather, time, cause and effect, Lenz’ work celebrates the beauty of a well-worn surface and an aesthetic of imperfection. Developed as a visceral response to her environment, ambiguous organic forms play on negative and positive space; balancing, teetering, barely touching to create tension between the shapes. The varied materials employed are subjected to layering, peeling, scraping, scratching, heat and abrasion, in a similar way in which the earth’s surface is exposed to the elements of fire, wind and water.

Lenz’ process, equally accidental and purposeful, intuitive and thoughtful generates a narrative where the layering of history is revealed.

Catalogue Raisonné:

Exhibitions:

2018 BAYSIDE ACQUISITIVE ART AWARD

Bayside acquisitive art prize 18 May - 8 July, 2018

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Heartland | Ngaio Lenz

In an inadvertent nod to the slow-art movement, Heartland reveals paintings which express the memory of time, reflecting upon the flaws which appear along life’s long journey.
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Landscape Narratives | Ngaio Lenz

Informed by the natural processes of weather, time, cause and effect, Ngaio Lenz’ work celebrates the beauty of a well-worn surface and an aesthetic of imperfection.
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CV:

NGAIO LENZ
1964-2018

Born Townsville. Lived Melbourne and Mackay, Australia

Education
Masters of Contemporary Art (High Distinction), UTAS

Solo Exhibitions

2018
Heartland, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, VIC

2016
An imperfect balance, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, VIC
Papercut garden, Boom Gallery, Geelong, VIC

2015
Landscape narratives, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, VIC
My head is a vessel, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Equilibrium, Regional Arts House, Brisbane, QLD
Cactus garden, Boom Gallery, Geelong, VIC

2014
Balance, Milton House Gallery, Mackay, QLD
Kept Things, Artspace Mackay, Mackay, QLD
Balance, Percolator Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
Silhouettes After Chemo, Artspace Mackay, QLD

2013
Terrafirm, Boom Gallery, Geelong, VIC
Memoirs of a room, Art at St Francis, Melbourne, VIC

2012
Back to the room, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Modern essays of a room, Umbrella Studios, Townsville, QLD
A room in time, Hand Held Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

Group Exhibitions

2018

  • Bayside Art Award (shortlisted), Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Melbourne
  • St Kevin’s Art Show (shortlisted), St Kevin’s College, Melbourne

2017

  • The Memory of Time, curated by Swee Lim, SJB, Melbourne

2016

  • Towards Abstraction, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
  • Artist Open House, Fremantle WA

2015

  • Winter Solstice, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2006-2011

  • Libras Artists Book Exhibition, Artspace, Mackay, QLD
  • Subject matters, Artspace, Mackay, QLD
  • Scissors paper rock, Milton House Gallery, Mackay, QLD
  • Art on show, Show Society, Mackay, QLD
  • Lethbridge 10000, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
  • Small works, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, QLD
  • Urban portraits, Architype Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • Art on show, Mackay Show Society, Mackay, QLD
  • Water’s Edge, Travelling Exhibition, Mackay, Cairns, Townsville, QLD
  • Subject matters 2, Artspace, Mackay, QLD
  • Artstreet, Mackay, QLD
  • Libras Artists Book Exhibition, Artspace, Mackay, QLD
  • Tropical Abstractions, Arthouse Gallery, Mackay, QLD
  • Great walks, Artspace, Mackay, QLD

 

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