‘Expanded’ by Nicole Lenzi

[caption id="attachment_22189" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Brent Fogt / Hertson, 2011 /  ink and graphite on paper, 16 x 14.5 inches [/caption]   My interest in non-traditional drawing began in an undergraduate course called Experimental Drawing and continued through graduate school. The blog Expanded is dedicated to presenting diverse drawing practices happening around the region that I live, Baltimore/Washington D.C.; country (United States), and world. It is a framework for consideration of what a drawing can be. The goal was also to create a space where artists, educators, and other organizations can reference and form dialogues.   In 2010, I participated in an exhibition entitled Drawing in the Expanded Field at Clara Hatton Gallery, University of Colorado. After research, “expanded” was clearly a term used in many contemporary drawing shows and college courses. Five years later, it is the title of this blog.   Historically, drawings were made to plan a painting or sculpture. Over time drawing emerged as an art form in and of itself....