Jessica Dickinson: Under | Press. | With-This | Hold- | Of-Also | Of/How | Of-More | Of:Know
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Using painting, drawing, and abstraction as markers of a space outside verbal description, Jessica Dickinson examines the slow exchanges between perception, matter, and psychology that develop in peripheral spaces. Each of her works is developed slowly, meditatively, through procedures that work toward a compressed measure of time that echoes the shifts in what is seen, both inwardly and outwardly.
Under | Press. | With-This | Hold- | Of-Also | Of/How | Of-More | Of:Know presents eight paintings and their “remainders”—graphite rubbings made of the paintings. Every time the surface of the paintings changes significantly, a graphite impression is made to transcribe the surface. These works in turn map the transitive passages of the paintings, becoming their indexes, unfolding time in a sequence while asserting the materiality of the paintings.
Published in conjunction with an exhibition at James Fuentes Gallery, New York, the book's 46 color and 107 b&w reproductions are accompanied by an essay by curator Debra Singer and an interview with the artist by Patricia Treib.