Wandering California, collecting sand, soil and rock, Melissa Dickenson forages pigments from nature to create paint. These landscape paintings abstractly reflect the terrain from which their pigments are derived. Each work alludes to geological formations and the ever present light and energy surrounding us.
On View March 13th-September 13th 2019
The Upstairs, 3000 20th Street, San Francisco, CA
Opening reception Thursday, March 21st 5-7pm
Black Sands Beach Acrylic, sand and soil on canvas 40" x 50" 2019
Berm acrylic on canvas 60" x 72" 2017
Nimbus acrylic, plastic films and stretcher bars 24" x 18" 2016
Please join me April 6th for the opening reception of WEST, my second solo show at K.Imperial Fine Art in San Francisco.
This new body of work is a combination of acrylic paint manipulated between multiple layers of stretched polyethylene films as well as works on raw canvas utilizing technique of using plastic, body pressure and movement as a brush.
Inspired by the western landscape, this new series alludes to geological formations and the ever-present light and energy surrounding us and uses landscape as a method of comparison and assertion of the body to material and place.
West will be on view:
March 9 – April 22, 2017
Thursday, April 6th 5:30 – 7:30pm.
Context Art Miami
I'm thrilled to announce that I will have work at this year's Context Art Fair, November 29th- December 4th 2016.
K.Imperial Fine Art will be exhibiting my Nimbus Series.
Art Miami, LLC
Miami, FL 33127
48 NW 29th Street
Fax: +1 305.396.8753
Phone: +1 305.517.7977
I am excited to announce that my work will be part of Art Basel this December in Miami.
K.Imperial Fine Art Booth B1 at the
Please join me for the opening reception:
Thursday, December 2nd, 2015
6701 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33141
Famous Shoes acrylic, plastic films and stretcher bars 72" x 48" 2015
HARD IN THE PAINT
Hard in the paint is a series of new paintings by Melissa Dickenson that utilize paint sandwiched between and multiple layers of plastic film. Dickenson uses her own body weight to manipulate the movement of the paint and then stretches each layer upon stretchers. Some 20-30 layers deep these works allow for depth perception and speak of the artists relationship to the canvas.
On View March 5th- April 6th 2015
Opening reception Thursday, March 5th 2015
K. Imperial Fine Art
5:30-8:30pm 49 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA