Brian Dickerson | Sanctum
“I try to create works that allow an opportunity to imagine or contemplate physically entering the art.”
The heavily layered and reworked surfaces in Dickerson's painted wood constructions reveal a deeply felt process of exploration. Each work contains hidden forms and apertures suggesting almost inaccessible mystery. Using mixed media and wood construction, these sculptural paintings offer the viewer an opportunity for quiet reflection amidst the dislocations and uncertainty of the surrounding world. Assertive and strong in composition, they lead the mind into contemplation of the sublime
Brian Dickerson’s technique has been established by cutting into already-painted surfaces. As with his sometimes-violent erasure of surfaces, these lines show the authority with which the artist engages deconstruction as a part of his process. Eventually, the works are reconstructed with parts from themselves or other paintings. Dickerson always places openings or portals into these sanctuaries to suggest to the viewer the possibility of entering into a meditative and sacred private space.
Dickerson’s work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums including Kouros Gallery, and OK Harris Gallery, New York, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta. American University, Washington, DC , Museum of the University of Wyoming, Butler Institute of American Art, National Academy of Design, Delaware Art Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
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