Like Getz’s cigarette collages, Amanda Nedham’s drawings also indicate the addiction of smoking and its relation to time, linking the daily need for a nicotine-fix with the urge to draw. With works like They burn everything here, which depicts an open pack of cigarettes next to a lighter, Nedham’s drawings sport frayed edges as if they were violently and suddenly ripped from a much-used private notebook. Through her paper’s worn imperfections, Nedham relates smoking with the enduring compulsion for artistic creation.

Emily Colucci

June 1, 2016

June 1, 2016