Jessica Dickinson


pastel and wax oil pastel on paper
40 3/4 x 36 inches

The ‘traces’ are made on grey paper from either a rubbing of the surface of the paintings in progress or from beneath the works on paper. These works are a way to capture the stages, ideas and poetics that surface and are then subsumed in the development of works, and to assert momentary flashes of visibility within dense aggregations of time. – Jessica Dickinson

By way of painting, drawing, and abstraction, artist Jessica Dickinson explores the breakdown of binary structures that question inside and outside, subject and object, and suspension and closure. Her work gradually reveals a field of optical and poetic subtleties that give the viewer an opportunity for individual discovery. Dickinson was born in Minnesota and lives and works in Brooklyn. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Frieze Art Fair, Frame; Brooklyn Fire Proof project space; Bas Fisher Invitational Miami; and Maisterra Valbuena Galería, Madrid. Dickinson has recently participated in group exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, and Providence.