Details:

This painting creates an allegorical map through disparate images: a bee swarm, a car, a candle snuffer and a mushroom. This composition implies a sorting process that employs unlikely pairings to discover secrets and conspiracies.
Framed: 19.2 x 13.5 in.
Signed

① Artwork:

Wash Me

This painting creates an allegorical map through disparate images: a bee swarm, a car, a candle snuffer and a mushroom. This composition implies a sorting process that employs unlikely pairings to discover secrets and conspiracies. 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:

13.5 inches
19.25 inches
with frame
13.5 inches
19.25 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:
Wash Me, 2022
Egg tempera on poplar, glazed ceramic frame
19.3 × 13.5 inches /