Jessica Dickinson


pastel and wax oil pastel on paper with cuts and rips
51 x 42 1/4 inches

The mixed media works on paper expand upon the fields and delineations within the paintings, reflecting a similar process as they are painted, marked, sanded, picked, erased, layered, carved, cut, worked on top of each other, as well as from both sides. These works are created slowly, almost blindly, while incorporating the index of time, marks, and residual atmosphere formed beneath and between the peripheral activities of making and daily studio life.

Jessica Dickinson’s work is the result of an intense interest in the slow passage of time and the details of a surface.

[excerpted from the artist’s website:]

Dickinson group exhibitions include New Ruins, American University Art Museum, Washington D.C.; Room by Room: Monographic Presentations from The Faulconer and Rachofsky Collections, The Warehouse, Dallas; and Besides, With, Against, and Yet: Abstraction and The Ready Made Gesture, The Kitchen, New York. Works by Dickinson are held in the collections of The Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Rachofsky Collection, Dallas; Deutsche Bank Collection; and Zabludowicz Collection, London.