Melissa Dickenson. West
9 Mar — 22 Apr 2017 at K. Imperial Fine Art in San Francisco, United States
K. Imperial Fine Art is pleased to present its second solo show of the work of Melissa Dickenson. We’ll be exhibiting works in Melissa’s signature style of acrylic paint manipulated between many layers of stretched polyethylene films as well as works on raw canvas utilizing this same technique of using the plastic, the pressure of her body and movement as a brush. Her process presents unique depth perception as the paint picks up the movement of her body as well as textures of the plastic itself and the surfaces below.
Inspired by the western landscape, this new series alludes to geological formations and the ever-present light and energy surrounding us and uses landscape as a method of comparison and assertion of her body to material and place.
Melissa Dickenson received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD and her MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States as well in Japan, Spain, and Poland. Melissa lives and works in San Francisco, California.