Michelle Dickson: Neither Mine Nor Yours

Solo Exhibition of Sculpture and Drawings Exploring the Effects of Time

Exhibition on View

Opens
August 3, 2019

Closes
September 14, 2019

Meet the Artists Reception

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2019 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM

FREE

Meet the Artists Reception
Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM |
FREE

Artist Talk + Gallery Tour
Saturday, September 7 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM |
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EXHIBIT DESCRIPTION:
Exploring the effects of time, memory, and our relationships with one another and our environment, Michelle Dickson presents a new series of mixed media drawings alongside an ongoing series of sculpture in her solo exhibition entitled Neither Mine Nor Yours. The nine sculptural works on display combine found natural materials, including driftwood, with hauntingly life-like plaster casts of her own face. Dickson begins her sculpting process on hikes in nature to find unusual pieces of wood which she then brings to her studio to begin the intuitive process of building then carving away layers of plaster, wax, and oil paint. In Dickson’s series of six untitled mixed media drawings, she combines skillful use of colored pencil, watercolor, and both additive and subtractive sculptural techniques to create layered portraits of women at various stages of life which she seals in a thick layer of resin as if to stop the aging process. Her sculptural works and drawings simultaneously dip back and forth across lines that separate presence and absence, tension and release, the beautiful and the grotesque, producing work that often lands in the overlap of attraction and repulsion. The textures of skin and bark weave seamlessly in and out of each other, as she melds human and natural forms to emphasize our dependence on nature and the paradox of our abuse and destruction of the environment.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Michelle Dickson is a Baltimore, MD based artist who works in sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. She received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA in 2011 and her BFA from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL in 2008. Dickson has exhibited her work regionally, nationally and internationally at galleries which include School 33 (Baltimore, MD), The Crypt Gallery (London, UK);  Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York, NY), International Arts & Artists at Hillyer (Washington, DC), Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI), King Street Gallery at Montgomery College (Silver Spring, MD), Silber Gallery at Goucher College (Baltimore, MD); Falk Gallery at Christopher Newport University (Newport News, VA); Julio Fine Arts Gallery at Loyola University (Baltimore MD); The Box Gallery (Galesburg, IL); Jordan Faye Contemporary (Baltimore, MD), ArtHouse Gallery (Atlanta, GA), Delaplaine Arts Center (Frederick, MD); Whitdel Arts (Detroit, MI); Dundalk Gallery at CCBC (Baltimore, MD); SM&KK Studios (Chicago, IL); Maryland Federation of Art (Annapolis, MD); Gallery O on H (Washington DC); and Boston University (Boston, MA). She recently completed a five-year term as a resident artist at School 33 Art Center in Baltimore MD and has also held residencies at Sculpture Space in Utica, NY (2017), Teton Art Lab in Jackson, WY (2016), and Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, MD (2013) among others.

To learn more about the artist, please visit her website:

www.michelledickson.com