John Dickinson, The Humming Persists

John Dickinson, Clever Student, 2015, enamel and screen print ink on newsprint on board, 20 x 14 x 1 in.

March 7 – April 8, 2016

Reception: Thursday, March 10, 6 – 8pm

Painter and sculptor John Dickinson, who lives and works in Dayton, is exhibiting a series of mixed media paintings entitled The Humming Persists. Dickinson’s work uses layers to investigate a notion of art as filter, or vent. “As visual motifs, [the paintings] both reveal and conceal information, and act to filter gesture,” Dickinson said. “Grids underlie most of the pieces, and serve initially to structure the composition, but eventually give way to entropic accumulations of pattern or deviant gestures in the form of marks, bleeds, slits, and tears.”

Dickinson holds bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Art from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado as well as a Master of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Wright State University.

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