Details:

This composition relies on the tension between two different structures. One is seemingly constructed out of necessity and the other out of a desire for symmetry and order. It is unclear which structure is supporting which, but perhaps they support each other.
Framed: 12.2 x 19.2 in.
Signed

① Artwork:

Forecast

This composition relies on the tension between two different structures. One is seemingly constructed out of necessity and the other out of a desire for symmetry and order. It is unclear which structure is supporting which, but perhaps they support each other. The shiny black ceramic frame extends the space of the painting while its wobbly construction suggests an object in flux.

Dickson's work employs shape and pattern to understand relationships, exploring how touch, unity, boundary, overlap, tension and violence are moments of intersection. The artist works with a system of archetypal forms in a speculative alchemy—studying the essential relationships that these forms create when brought together. In Dickson's work, forms act as stand-ins for bodies, objects, cells, weather patterns and daily routines, and their interaction evokes the sympathetic vibrations that move across all things. Dickson's work shares the spirit of Shaker gift drawings, illuminated manuscripts, Islamic tiling and Celtic knots. The artist's network of forms becomes a cosmology, where pattern is the key to understanding how all things are necessarily touching.

Specs:

19.25 inches
12.25 inches
with frame
19.25 inches
12.25 inches

③ Artist:

Rose Dickson

Rose Dickson’s paintings examine essential relationships through the interactions of archetypal forms—exploring touch, unity, boundary, overlap, tension and violence as moments of intersection. The artist’s work explores the sympathetic vibrations that move across all things, bringing to mind Shaker gift drawings, illuminated manuscripts, Islamic tiling and Celtic knots. Dickson’s compositions network shapes into a cosmology, where pattern is the key to understanding how all things are necessarily touching.

Rose Dickson:
Forecast, 2022
Egg tempera on poplar, glazed ceramic frame
12.3 × 19.3 inches /
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