Ngaio Lenz is a Mackay based artist. She has a strong exhibiting history with many solo shows over the past 10 years in both QLD & Vic. Most recently at Flinders Lane Gallery & Hand Held Gallery in Melbourne and Umbrella Studio in Townsville.
In this body of paintings there is a beautiful treatment of surface, a delicacy of texture and a subtle layering of colour.
The simple organic forms are dynamic, with the appearance of solidity yet they seem to hover in a quiet negative space.
Boom Gallery is delighted to present such an impressive body of work that beautifully reflects Ngaio’s recent experiences with breast cancer.
“Strata” mixed media on canvas 101 x 101cm
“Magma” mixed media on canvas 91 x91cm
“Tectonic” mixed media on canvas 101 x 76cm
“Crust” mixed media on canvas 91 x 91cm
“Mantle” mixed media on canvas 101 x 101cm
“Obsidian” mixed media on canvas 101 x 101cm
“Earth” mixed media on canvas 91 x91cm
“Olivine” mixed media on canvas 107 x 76cm
“Quarry” mixed media on canvas 101 x 76cm
“Abalon” mixed media on canvas 101 x 76cm
“Pumice” mixed media on canvas 101 x 76cm
“Terrafirm celebrates an aesthetics of imperfection, of well worn surfaces and landscapes and the imagined history of a place. The works have been created during my year of battling breast cancer and have provided me with the grounding and therapy needed to battle the fight of my life. The process of adding numerous layers and then removing, scraping, scratching and even peeling back into the surface parallels the personal journey I have been on, and my need to tear back layers of myself to discover a strength and resilience I didn’t know I possessed. There is beauty for me in a surface that has revealed it’s history and a strength in the person that has survived a battle.”