Jessica Dickinson, Distance-Come Closer, 2007-2008, oil on limestone polymer on panel, 54 x 48 inches
Jessica Dickinson’s work calls to mind an abstract psychological space in which elements of chance and change mark the surface of her paintings. They are documents of her artistic process, but also a wordless expression of the senses. For this reason, they echo a hippie, new age subculture difficult for most artists to pull off. Through Dickinson’s sheer mastery of the movement and behavior of paint, her work—often layered, stripped, and rebuilt—suggests the passage of time. This sense of history and acute awareness of surface combine to create the compelling work of AFC’s latest featured masthead artist.
Jessica Dickinson, Now-Soon, 2007-2008, oil on limestone polymer on panel, 48.5″x46″
Jessica Dickinson makes paintings and works on paper, and has been based in Brooklyn since 1999. She has had solo exhibitions at Bas Fisher Invitational in Miami and Brooklyn Fire Proof project space, and her work has been included in group exhibitions at Guild & Greyshkul, Max Protetch, Andrew Kreps, Derek Eller, and Zieher Smith, among others. She received her MFA from Cranbrook and BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art; awards include the Marie Walsh Sharpe studio residency. Dickinson is currently working on her upcoming solo exhibition, Here, at James Fuentes LLC, August 10 – Sept.20, 2009. www.jamesfuentes.com