Jane Dickson

Jane Dickson(born May 18, 1952) is an American painter She lives and works in New York City and is represented by James Fuentes Gallery (New York).

Dickson normal her B.A. at Harvard University (1976) and a Studio Diploma from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1976). She is known for her dark iconic images that examine "the build up world, and its psychological freight, the social structuring of desire and its disruption by the uncanny". Deploying unfamiliar materials such as AstroTurf, vinyl, sandpaper, felt and carpet, which resonate considering their particular subject, Dickson's paintings freshen her "fascination next the capacity of artificial light, as capably as...surreal and sexually transgressive environment". Often depicting the spectacle in her work, her subjects affix Times Square (where she lived and/or worked from 1978 to 2008, participating in the Colab organized The Times Square Show), demolition derbies, carnivals, suburban homes, and highways, among others. In auxiliary to her large body of paintings, the performer organized “Messages to the Public”, a Public Art Fund series which presented monthly artists’ projects created for Spectacolor's 1 Times Square Billboard. The project ran from 1982 to 1990 and the artists presented add together Keith Haring and Jenny Holzer. In her most recent contribution to Times Square, Dickson intended 67 mosaics of New Year's Eve revelers that were installed within the Port Authority 42nd Street and Times Square subway stations. Commissioned by the MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) in 2008, the mosaics are composed of Murano glass, and as art historian Janetta Rebold Benton describes, the figures following their party hats and horns "seem dexterous to lionize the moods of the actual people who rush along the corridor."

Dickson was joined with the artists amass Collaborative Projects (aka Colab), ABC No Rio and in the same way as the Brooke Alexander Gallery.

Her feint has been exhibited throughout the United States and is included in major museum collections such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago. She expected The Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant in 2013. She is married to American film director, Charlie Ahearn.

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