Opening Thursday, November 7th at Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco is “Of-” a solo exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Jessica Dickinson. The exhibition consists of three paintings accompanied by large works on paper. Dickinson’s abstract paintings are layered over an extended period of time through repeated additive and subtractive procedures with oil on a plaster like surface. Events of marking, scraping, covering, cutting into and revealing are compressed as the paintings unfold actions of chance, change, and intention over time. The mixed media works on paper offer contrast through their differing material processes, incorporating the index of time, pressure, and marks formed beneath and between the peripheral activities of making the paintings. Dickinson’s decelerated works have the feeling of exposed surfaces moving through different states, where matter asserts itself as something impenetrable while at the same time vulnerable.
The opening reception is November 7th, 2013. 5:30-7:30pm.
For more information on Jessica Dickinson’s solo exhibition visit Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco.