A Powerful Quiet and a “Fist of Fury” in the Works of Jane Dickson

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It seems quite scripted that as soon as I sit down to write about Jane Dickson’s work someone outside my apartment shouts, “Get the fuck out of New York!” It’s not that this is about Jane’s work, or her work screams any sort of “fuck,” but it’s about a backdrop, a nighttime buzz, of language being overheard, of the rumble of life that is heard/seen just off the canvas of a Jane Dickson painting. It worked in writing this, or thinking about Jane’s work because she makes something so vivacious seem serene. NYC, in particular Times Square in the 1970s, is at the heartbeat of her bodies of work, and she somehow took what is often portrayed as a chaotic,…

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