from: notebook drawings and notations, James Fuentes Online, Jul 15-Sept.1, 2020
James Fuentes is pleased to present from: notebook drawings and notations, a project by Jessica Dickinson. This exhibition brings together thirty-seven notebook drawings made by Dickinson during New York City’s stay at home orders due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Since 2003, Dickinson’s notebook drawings and writings have functioned as poetic scripts for the structure and process for individual paintings. These new drawings however assemble a distinct series on their own, marking integers during this specific historical period of processing sudden change, isolation, resilience, and collective interdependence. The exhibition’s title “from” designates the making-within-and-out-of a certain place, space, and point in time. Reductive and immediate, the drawings give form and language to durational shifts in perception, feeling, and thinking in the peripheries of lived and embodied spaces. Removed from drawing books, the tension between restrained forms and the central seam bring attention to their fragility, while indicating the intimacy of the book form as their source. Each drawing is directed by writing on its reverse side. These sparse observations of emotions and situations, fleeting light, color, shadow, and pattern, gather and give matter to a space for reflection.
This is the first project dedicated to Dickinson’s notebook drawings and writing. Both front and back of the drawings are displayed online. Accompanying the exhibition is an ebook of the drawings in chronological sequence to experience the work in book form.
"As: Now" at Altman Siegel May 9 - June 22, 2019
"As: Now", May 9 - June 22, Altman Siegel, San Francisco, CA, This is my third solo show with Altman Siegel and features four new paintings along with sequential selections of their remainders.
Included in article "Slow Painting" in February Art in America by Stephen Westfall
by Stephen Westfall
"The works of contemporary figures like Suzan Frecon, Jessica Dickinson, John Zurier, McArthur Binion, Vija Celmins, and Catherine Murphy suggest that an artist’s painstaking creation of a painting, along with its gradual apprehension by viewers, enhances both parties’ awareness of sensual experience and time."
Are: For + remainders / James Fuentes / NYC
Recent solo exhibition at James Fuentes, 55 Delancey St., New York, NY. Aug. 1- Sept. 17, 2017
DOUBLES, DOBROS, PLIEGUES, PARES, TWINS, MITADES, curated by Rodrigo Moura, The Warehouse, Dallas, TX
remainders included in this group exhibition, July 10 – December 29, 2017.
In the short story William Wilson, Edgar Allan Poe presents a sinister plot: the tale of a character who, from his childhood, experiences the apparition of a figure who in everything resembles and haunts him with similitude and repetition – until he turns out to be himself. It is the doppelgänger, or double, a recurring figure in literature (from Dostoyevsky to Borges and Wilde) and in all the arts. The very act of representing – oneself or the other – can be understood as a gesture of creation of parallel realities, thus doubles to those in which we live. The exhibition DOUBLES, DOBROS, PLIEGUES, PARES, TWINS, MITADES takes this literary figure as a starting point to create an inventory of situations in which otherness and duplication/repetition are manifested in works from The Rachofsky Collection, The Rose Collection, The Collection of Marguerite Steed Hoffman, and the Dallas Museum of Art, among others, assuming diverse configurations: from forms of representation that occur through replicas, shadowing, and mirroring to logical-formal exercises that are expressed by the use of halves and doubles. The narrative departs from works in which the theme of the double appears explicitly – the most striking example being Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ “Untitled” (Perfect Lovers), an iconic piece from the collection with its identical but different clocks – to arrive at the idiom of abstraction, where virtual space and its relationship between exterior and interior constitute a bridge to the rapports between the self and the other.
DOUBLES, DOBROS, PLIEGUES, PARES, TWINS, MITADES includes work by John Ahearn, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Kai Althoff, Laurie Anderson, Giovanni Anselmo, Janine Antoni, Jo Baer, Robert Barry, Georg Baselitz, Alighiero Boetti, Marcel Broodthaers, Vija Celmins, Chung Chang-Sup, Alice Channer, Lygia Clark, Bruce Conner, Alexandre da Cunha, Jessica Dickinson, Rineke Dijkstra, Marlene Dumas, Luciano Fabro, Saul Fletcher, Lucio Fontana, Gilbert & George, Robert Gober, Fernanda Gomes, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Mona Hatoum, Lee Kangso, Ellsworth Kelly, Mary Kelly, Lee Kun-Yong, Luisa Lambri, Glenn Ligon , Seung-Taek Lee, Jorge Macchi, Mangelos, Babette Mangolte, Piero Manzoni, Robert Mapplethorpe, Kris Martin, Allan McCollum, Gabriel Orozco, Damián Ortega, Giulio Paolini, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, R.H. Quaytman, Charles Ray, Ad Reinhardt, Mauro Restiffe, Medardo Rosso, Salvatore Scarpitta, John Schabel, Richard Serra, Jiro Takamatsu, Richard Tuttle, Luc Tuymans, Lee Ufan, William Wegman, Rachel Whiteread, Steve Wolfe, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, as well as objects from Dallas Museum of Art’s Ancient Art of the Americas and Arts of Africa collections.
"Surfacing", group exhibition curated by Cameron Martin at James Harris Gallery, Seattle
James Harris Gallery is pleased to present “Surfacing”, a group exhibition curated by New York based artist Cameron Martin. For this show, Martin has chosen work by Jessica Dickinson, Xylor Jane, Miranda Lichtenstein, Pam Lins, Sara Magenheimer, Ulrike Müller, Monique Mouton, Amy Sillman, and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung. Martin’s theme “Surfacing” provides a conceptual framework for the exhibition that addresses a range of artist practices including painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, and video. April 6 – May 13, 2017
New Ruins at The American University Museum,
January 28–March 12, 2017
Curated by Danielle Mysliwiec and Natalie Campbell
Artists: N. Dash, Jessica Dickinson, Donald Moffett
Sam Moyer, Nathlie Provosty, Brie Ruais
New Ruins presents six contemporary artists whose work foregrounds the specific temporal, material, and tactile aspects of painting as subject. Physical processes such as rubbing, layering, building, wearing away and, on occasion, obliterating combine to offer an alternative to the traditional painter’s mark, altering perception of time and presence. Additionally materials such as bronze, marble, plaster, stone, metal, clay and wood are used to expand the language of painting and its traditional viewing modes. While ruins can be many things, here, the framework of the ruin offers a mode of resistance, not only to assumptions about the language and possibilities of painted surface and form, but to our fading relationship to the temporality, the materiality, and the experience of touch and presence in our increasingly digitized lives. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the AU Studio Art Department.
Opening: January 28, 2017 6-9PM
American University Art Museum
Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Two Person Exhibition with Alison Knowles
This exhibition with Alison Knowles at James Fuentes in New York focused on our works on and with paper. Nov. 1-20, 2016.
O / U at P! and Room East, July 15 - August 20, 2016
Group exhibition in two parts at P! and Room East in New York. The show’s title is shorthand for “over-under”—which may refer to the combined score of a gambling or sporting event, a complicated sexual position, or a type of double-barrelled shotgun. In a formal context, over-under suggests overprinting or undercutting. As a maneuver to override or undermine, it has political and strategic connotations. Consider the Übermensch and the underdog. Over-under juxtaposes two prepositions that exist in a dialectic: you cannot have one without the other. Divided between the two galleries, the works on view invoke spatial, hierarchical, and power relations in both overt and understated ways. Artists: Michael Assiff, Julie Ault & Martin Beck, Barbara Bloom, Lars Breuer, Marcel Broodthaers, Sam Charles, Dexter Sinister, Jessica Dickinson, Aaron Gemmill, Wade Guyton, Marc Handelman, Phoebe d’Heurle, Steven Holl, Miles Huston, James Kelly, Zoe Leonard, Kate Levant, Karel Martens, Ebecho Muslimova, Seth Price, Amy Yao, Brian O’Doherty (Patrick Ireland), Aki Sasamoto, Matthew Schrader
See sun, and think shadow, Gladstone Gallery, New York, June 23 - July 30, 2016
Gladstone Gallery is pleased to announce See sun, and think shadow, a group exhibition organized by Simone Battisti. Featuring twelve artists working across varied media, this show will explore the formal tool of antithesis as it is manifest in works that run the gamut from video and installation, to painting and photography. The artists included in the exhibition are: Lucas Blalock, Liz Deschenes, Jessica Dickinson, Trisha Donnelly, Apostolos Georgiou, Hilary Lloyd, Shahryar Nashat, Blake Rayne, Nora Schultz, Amy Sillman, Diane Simpson, and Michael E. Smith.
Future Developments at David Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis
Work included in group exhibition at David Petersen Gallery in Minneapolis through July 22. Artists: Bianca Beck, Aaron Spangler, Al Freeman, Michael Mott,Chris Johanson, Joe Smith, Kristen Van Deventer, Alicia Gibson, Lisa Williamson, Jessica Dickinson, Adam Henry, Lander Burton, JJ PEET, Shawn Kuruneru, Robin Cameron
The Home Show
Work included in The Home Show, curated by Asad Raza, in his private residence, New York, New York, through Dec.20, 2015.
Same But Different
Work included in Same But Different, a group show at Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece through Jan. 30, 2016
In Conversation: JESSICA DICKINSON with Danielle Mysliwiec
Interview in June issue of The Brooklyn Rail. The painting "Knows:" from recent exhibition at James Fuentes featured on the cover.
Book now available!
Under | Press. | With-This | Hold- | Of-Also | Of/How | Of-More | Of:Know presents the eight paintings made between 2012-2013 and their “remainders”—graphite rubbings made of the paintings. Published in conjunction with the exhibition Close/Close 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. Book Design by Project Projects and published by Inventory Press.
ROOM BY ROOM: MONOGRAPHIC PRESENTATIONS FROM THE FAULCONER AND RACHOFSKY COLLECTIONS
The painting "Close/Close" on view with it's full set of 'remainders', Dallas, TX. Through January 2015
"Room by Room presents a selection of artists of importance to the Rachofsky and Faulconer collections. Spanning many generations, media, and artistic viewpoints, together these artists provide a glimpse into the broad range of the collections inclusive of many of the significant artistic developments in the postwar period. Each room is devoted to the work of a single artist. In some instances (such as with Carroll Dunham, Janine Antoni, and Mona Hatoum) all of the works by the artists in the collections are presented. In others, we focus on a single work. This exhibition will evolve over time as we change certain rooms, introducing the works of additional artists in the collections. Room by Room is an opportunity for us at The Warehouse to examine our commitments to certain artists, to explore what their works reveal about the art of our time (whether singly or in combination), and to set goals and priorities for future collecting." - Allan Schwartzman, Curator of the Exhibition, Director of The Rachofsky Collection, Advisor to The Amy and Vernon Faulconer Collection
The Armory Show - Armory Presents
Solo Presentation with James Fuentes in the Armory Presents section at The Armory Show March 6-9, 2014, New York City
The booth focused exclusively on my drawing projects: notebook drawings / works on paper / remainders / traces
Represented by James Fuentes in New York.
Represented by Altman Siegel in San Francisco. Recent Solo Exhibition "Of-", up Nov.7 - Dec.21, 2013
David Petersen Gallery
Jessica Dickinson: final remainders 2011-2013, May 18- June 22, 2013, Minneapolis
Jessica Dickinson: Under, Nov. 17, 2012 - Jan.26, 2013, Madrid
DUST Magazine Online
Selection of works for DUST Magazine Online, September 2013
Included in the BiennaleOnline2013, curated by Jan Hoet, selected by Nancy Spector. Opens/launches May 2, 2013.
Painting from the Zabludowicz Collection:Painting in the 2.5th Dimension
The group exhibition will consist of works from the Collection that explore the expanded territory of traditional 2-dimensional painting. With works by artists from the US including Tauba Auerbach, Jessica Dickinson, Sam Falls, Alex Hubbard, Nathan Hylden, Rosy Keyser and Ned Vena, the exhibition looks at practices that involve a supplemental dimension to painting, whether that is photography, sculpture, printmaking or time-based interactions with painting. These works strain at the boundaries of painting’s history and physicality, suggesting a metaphysics of painting, which the exhibition will explore.
May 16 - Aug 11, 2013
Gallery Talk at The Guggenheim's "Art of Another Kind"
Artist led walk-through at the Guggenheim for their current exhibition "Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949-1960" as part of their "Tastebreakers: Art in The Afternoon" program.
Group Exhibition at Altman Siegel
Jessica Dickinson, Liam Everett, Alex Olson, Josh Smith, Garth Weiser, January 5 - February 25, 2012, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Solo Exhibition at James Fuentes, 2011
Jessica Dickinson: BEFORE/BESIDE, Oct. 26- Dec.11, 2011, James Fuentes, 55 Delancey St., New York, NY
Frame, Frieze Art Fair, 2010
Solo booth in the Frame section of the Frieze Art Fair in London with James Fuentes LLC, October 14-17, 2010
I was awarded a residency in Dijon, France for six weeks for summer, 2008 through the Farpath Foundation
"Come Through" at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
Two works on paper included in the group exhibition "Come Through", at Sikkema Jenkins & Co, project space, Sept. 10-16, 2010. The other artists in the exhibition are: Emily Do, Sheila Hicks, Ree Morton, Fabienne Lasserre, Sioban Lidell, and Molly Smith
The Grey House That Thinks Itself Into Your Head Without Asking
I organized this group show at Pace University. Sept.4 - Oct.2, 2008. For pictures click on my "projects" section to the left.
Precarity and The Butter Tower
Group exhibition curated by Jackie Gendel and Tom McGrath, CTRL Gallery, Houston, May 8 - June 26, 2010.
The Kings County Biennial
Kidd Yellin Gallery
Red Hook, Brooklyn
Dec. 11, 2009 - Feb. 26, 2010
Besides, With, Against, And Yet: Abstraction and The Ready-Made Gesture
> The Kitchen, New York, Dec.13-Jan.16, 2009 < This group exhibition brings together more than twenty New York-based artists whose works engage diverging conceptual approaches to abstract painting and question the fundamental roots of the medium’s modernist legacies. Renegotiating histories of painting with a mixture of both irony and sincerity, these artists appropriate aspects of non-narrative abstraction as “ready-made” vocabularies to be reinvented. Whether resulting from detached and mechanized modes of production or more direct, hand-rendered means, the works’ formal gestural qualities are offered up in relation to conceptual, minimalist, process, and pop art traditions. The artists in the show include: Richard Aldrich, Polly Apfelbaum, Kerstin Brätsch, Jessica Dickinson, Cheryl Donegan, Keltie Ferris, Wade Guyton, Jaya Howey, Alex Hubbard, Jacqueline Humphries, Jacob Kassay, Jutta Koether, Nate Lowman, Seth Price, R.H. Quaytman, Blake Rayne, Davis Rhodes, Cheyney Thompson, Patricia Treib, Charline von Heyl, and Kelley Walker. Curated by Debra Singer.
Solo Exhibition, James Fuentes LLC
Solo exhibition at James Fuentes LLC, "Here", on view August 10-September 27, 2009.
Derek Eller Gallery
"NeoIntegrity" curated by Keith Meyerson
"Unfathom" Curated by Aarom Williams and Stuart Krimko
Bas Fisher Invitational
Bas Fisher Invitational is an artist-run, non-profit space in Miami founded by artists Naomi Fisher and Hernan Bas.
They invited me to do the exhibition during Art Basel Miami Beach 2006, and I brought together three paintings that were exhibited preiviously in seperate group shows in New York.
"The Difficult Shapes of Possible Images"
Andrew Kreps Gallery
"Excitations", part of the "Etc." projects arranged by Matt Keegan