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Rose Dickson: Night Vision

Rose Dickson: Night Vision

Adams and Ollman

April 2–May 7, 2022

Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022

Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022

Rose Dickson uses shape and pattern to understand relationships of touch, unity, boundaries, overlap, tension, and violence. Employing a system of archetypal forms throughout her work, Dickson is engaged in a speculative alchemy using a range of media including paint, cast metal, wax, and ceramic that explore the qualities inherent in each form and the essential, transformative relationships they create when brought together. Night Vision, Dickson’s exhibition at Adams and Ollman and organized with Melanie Flood Projects, will include new two and three dimensional works.

Dickson’s work focuses on process to reveal a proto-language of emotional connectedness. Her abstract forms, simultaneously archetypal and futurist, share characteristics with the body, tools and ornament. In a series of new paintings, Dickson reveals parts of a hidden or forgotten order. Starting with flashe on panel that is then covered in a thick layer of beeswax to obscure the pattern or image, Dickson slowly carves into the surface, rediscovering parts of the original painting. In a near archaeology-like process, Dickson both reveals information and creates mysteries, alternately exposing and obscuring imagery and narratives in a process of discovery.  Also on view will be a series of cast aluminum sculptures that begin as subconscious finger drawings or tracings in sand. The resulting forms are reminiscent of ant tunnels, fossils, text, or spells. Similarly, images on glass set in irregular ceramic frames are coaxed into being through a process of drawing and redrawing using silver nitrate. Reflecting back onto us are partial, ghostly spirit reflections that feel as if they are in flux—simultaneously appearing or disappearing.

Rose Dickson (b. 1989, Portland, OR; lives and works in Chicago, IL) received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012 and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2021. Dickson lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. Dickson has been an artist in residence at MacDowell in Peterborough, NH;  Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, IL; and Organhaus Art Space in Chongqing, China.

 

Left: Rose Dickson, Love Spell, 2022

Right: Rose Dickson, Cloven, 2022

Left: Rose Dickson, Love Spell, 2022

Right: Rose Dickson, Cloven, 2022

Rose Dickson, To Look at the Moon and Know that it Burns, 2022

Rose Dickson, To Look at the Moon and Know that it Burns, 2022

Left: Rose Dickson, Hiss, Hiss, 2022

Right: Rose Dickson, Rattle, 2022

Left: Rose Dickson, Hiss, Hiss, 2022

Right: Rose Dickson, Rattle, 2022

Rose Dickson, A Form in which the Spirit Appears, 2022

Rose Dickson, A Form in which the Spirit Appears, 2022

Siren in process at the artist's studio in Chicago, IL.

Siren in process at the artist's studio in Chicago, IL.

"The castings begin with boxes of loose sand that I pack down. I then use wooden stamps that I make along with my fingers to draw patterns in the sand. I then pour melted aluminum directly on the sand drawings. Depending on the wetness of the sand and the heat of the aluminum different textures and reactions occur." –Dickson on her process to create her aluminum cast sculptures.

Rattle in process at the artist's studio in Chicago, IL. 

Rattle in process at the artist's studio in Chicago, IL. 

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Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

Installation view: Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022. Photo: Leif Anderson.

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Rose Dickson, Lip Reader, 2022

Rose Dickson

Lip Reader, 2022

gouache, flashe and beeswax on wood

36 1/2h x 24 1/2w x 2d in

92.71h x 62.23w x 5.08d cm

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Rose Dickson, Holly, 2022
Detail: Rose Dickson, Holly, 2022
Detail: Rose Dickson, Holly, 2022
Rose Dickson, Holly, 2022

Rose Dickson

Holly, 2022

gouache, flashe and beeswax on wood

37h x 25w x 2d in

93.98h x 63.50w x 5.08d cm

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Rose Dickson, Love Spell, 2022
Detail: Rose Dickson, Love Spell, 2022
Detail: Rose Dickson, Love Spell, 2022
Rose Dickson, Love Spell, 2022

Rose Dickson

Love Spell, 2022

gouache, flashe and beeswax on wood

20 1/2h x 16 1/2w x 1 1/2d in

52.07h x 41.91w x 3.81d cm

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Rose Dickson, Cloven, 2022

Rose Dickson

Cloven, 2022

gouache, flashe and beeswax on wood

20 1/2h x 17w x 2d in

52.07h x 43.18w x 5.08d cm

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Rose Dickson, Rattle, 2022

Rose Dickson

Rattle, 2022

aluminum

29h x 16 1/2w x 2 1/2d in

73.66h x 41.91w x 6.35d cm

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Rose Dickson, Siren, 2022

Rose Dickson

Siren, 2022

aluminum

dimensions variable:

9h x 12.5w x 1.5d; 15.5h x 13.25w x 1.75d inche

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Rose Dickson, A Form in which the Spirit Appears, 2022

Rose Dickson

A Form in which the Spirit Appears, 2022

aluminum

21h x 20 1/2w x 1 3/4d in

53.34h x 52.07w x 4.45d cm

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Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022

Rose Dickson

Night Vision, 2022

silver, glass, glazed terracotta

10 1/2h x 16 1/2w x 1d in

26.67h x 41.91w x 2.54d cm

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Rose Dickson, To Look at the Moon and Know that it Burns, 2022

Rose Dickson

To Look at the Moon and Know that it Burns, 2022

silver, glass, glazed terracotta

10 1/2h x 16 1/2w x 1d in

26.67h x 41.91w x 2.54d cm

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Rose Dickson, The Thrill, 2022

Rose Dickson

The Thrill, 2022

silver, glass, glazed terracotta

16 1/2h x 10 1/2w x 1d in

41.91h x 26.67w x 2.54d cm

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Rose Dickson, Hiss, Hiss, 2022

Rose Dickson

Hiss, Hiss, 2022

silver, glass, glazed terracotta

10 1/2h x 16 1/2w x 1d in

26.67h x 41.91w x 2.54d cm

RDickson010

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Rose Dickson, Lip Reader, 2022

Rose Dickson

Lip Reader, 2022

gouache, flashe and beeswax on wood

36 1/2h x 24 1/2w x 2d in

92.71h x 62.23w x 5.08d cm

RDickson004

Rose Dickson, Holly, 2022

Rose Dickson

Holly, 2022

gouache, flashe and beeswax on wood

37h x 25w x 2d in

93.98h x 63.50w x 5.08d cm

RDickson002

Rose Dickson, Love Spell, 2022

Rose Dickson

Love Spell, 2022

gouache, flashe and beeswax on wood

20 1/2h x 16 1/2w x 1 1/2d in

52.07h x 41.91w x 3.81d cm

RDickson001

Rose Dickson, Cloven, 2022

Rose Dickson

Cloven, 2022

gouache, flashe and beeswax on wood

20 1/2h x 17w x 2d in

52.07h x 43.18w x 5.08d cm

RDickson003

Rose Dickson, Rattle, 2022

Rose Dickson

Rattle, 2022

aluminum

29h x 16 1/2w x 2 1/2d in

73.66h x 41.91w x 6.35d cm

RDickson005

Sold

Rose Dickson, Siren, 2022

Rose Dickson

Siren, 2022

aluminum

dimensions variable:

9h x 12.5w x 1.5d; 15.5h x 13.25w x 1.75d inche

RDickson006

Rose Dickson, A Form in which the Spirit Appears, 2022

Rose Dickson

A Form in which the Spirit Appears, 2022

aluminum

21h x 20 1/2w x 1 3/4d in

53.34h x 52.07w x 4.45d cm

RDickson007

Rose Dickson, Night Vision, 2022

Rose Dickson

Night Vision, 2022

silver, glass, glazed terracotta

10 1/2h x 16 1/2w x 1d in

26.67h x 41.91w x 2.54d cm

RDickson008

Rose Dickson, To Look at the Moon and Know that it Burns, 2022

Rose Dickson

To Look at the Moon and Know that it Burns, 2022

silver, glass, glazed terracotta

10 1/2h x 16 1/2w x 1d in

26.67h x 41.91w x 2.54d cm

RDickson012

Rose Dickson, The Thrill, 2022

Rose Dickson

The Thrill, 2022

silver, glass, glazed terracotta

16 1/2h x 10 1/2w x 1d in

41.91h x 26.67w x 2.54d cm

RDickson009

Rose Dickson, Hiss, Hiss, 2022

Rose Dickson

Hiss, Hiss, 2022

silver, glass, glazed terracotta

10 1/2h x 16 1/2w x 1d in

26.67h x 41.91w x 2.54d cm

RDickson010

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