Lois Dickson

Near and Far
July 30, 2022   -   August 28, 2022

The paintings of Lois Dickson: Near and Far reflect an ongoing interest in the natural world, from subject matter monumental in scale—glaciers and geysers of Chilean Patagonia­—to a sphere of radically inverse proportion: the micro cosmos of butterfly wings. Woodland scenes and the rich detritus of the forest floor also serve as departure points for Dickson’s painterly abstractions. The physicality of her painting process is always in evidence, as are themes of renewal and decay. Despite the overtly organic nature of her subject matter, there is an underlying geometry that underscores her investigation of form in its fluid and static state.  The more recent work moves from observation to the very process of painting itself.  One hopes the paintings engage the viewer in a way that invites multiple readings and a wide range of personal interpretations.

Lois Dickson received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan, a Master of Fine Arts from the New York Academy of Art and Honors in Drawing from the New York Studio School’s full time Certificate Program. She has exhibited extensively the Northeast, including six solo shows at the John Davis Gallery, NY; a solo show at North Point Gallery, NY; and The Witherspoon Gallery, NJ. Selected Group Exhibitions include: Nina Nielsen Gallery; John Davis Gallery; The Prince Street Gallery; The Bowery Gallery; Art and Democracy Gallery; The New York Studio School, and The Painting Center. This is Lois Dickson’s first one-person exhibition with Pamela Salisbury Gallery.