Work that weaves
Work that weaves is a series of large scale works that combine paint and silk screen printing on un-primed canvas. Rippled striped fabric, disembodied postures or digital brush marks are scattered rhythmically across the work. Bars or strokes of colour weave between these motifs operating like graphic scores for performance or sound. She brings these compositions together like visual poems, trying to attain a sense of rhyme, rhythm and repetition.
These works are activated in the studio or gallery by the presence of a body (that of the artist, performer or viewer). By placing a choreographed body in the documentation of these works Nicolson aims to generate a relationship between them both; which is backdrop, which is supporting structure; which inscribes the other with significance? When installed in a gallery these works act between paintings, screens or barriers: adorning walls, dividing spaces or acting as guides to choreograph an exhibition.