Jane Dickson and the Long “Promised Land”


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In many of Jane Dickson’s paintings, the text falls off the canvas, as if you are viewing the works from a moving car. And in the midst of what appears to be intense moments or scenes captured in the heart of New York City, there is a quiet. Texts drift pass, thoughts meander, scenes unfold, unscripted, but cinematic nonetheless. Dickson has long been one of the great NYC painters, capturing an essence without the noise, showing the power of language and signage and our relationship to moving imagery. Promised Land, on view at Karma now, is an exemplary body of work, powerful in that it showcases a sense of chaos from an angle of distance, as if the signs themselves are telling…

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