Artist Rodney Dickson speaks with Undercurrent’s Adriana Furlong about his show, Rodney Dickson Paintings 2009–2019, which opens Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at 6pm at Undercurrent, 70 John St., Brooklyn.
The show presents three different aspects of Dickson’s creative interests. The large paintings (8ft x 5ft) are paired with smaller works (2ft x 2ft) as well as 22 of the artist’s sketchbooks and the immense installation or painting or sculpture Shanty Town, never before exhibited.
The show closes on Sept. 28.
01:02 Conversation about Dickson with Adriana Furlong
05:05 Conversation with Dickson begins about Northern Ireland and violence
07:53 Digging into the past via Dickson’s work
09:51 Spirituality and Buddhism
11:30 Change and flux
13:03 When is a painting finished?
16:55 Shanty Town
20:27 Courage and painting
22:30 Motorbikes, thrillseeking, and the danger of painting
24:30 Rituals before painting
26:00 Timing of painting
27:53 Closing remarks and outro