Jeremy Dickinson: New Paintings

January 20 – February 24, 2011

 

Railroad Family Transporter, 2010

Oil on canvas

30 ¼ x 40 1/8 inches

77 x 102 cm

 

Wayne, 2008

Oil on schoolbus filler cap doors

2 parts

5 1/2 x 9 x 5 inches each

 

14 x 22.9 x 12.7 cm each

 

Auto Transporter, 2010

Oil on canvas

30 ¼ x 40 1/8 inches

77 x 102 cm

 

Shovel, 2010

Oil on canvas

3 x 5 inches

7.6 x 12.7 inches

 

Girl Billboard, 2010

Oil on canvas

12 ¼ x 16 1/8 inches

31 x 41 cm

 

Boy Billboard, 2010

Oil on canvas

12 ¼ x 16 1/8 inches

31 x 41 cm

 

Five Yellows, 2010

Oil on canvas

8 x 8 inches

20.3 x 20.3 cm

 

Five Reds #1, 2010

Oil on canvas

8 x 8 inches

20.3 x 20.3 cm

 

Five Reds #2, 2010

Oil on canvas

8 x 8 inches

20.3 x 20.3 cm

 

Five Greens, 2010

Oil on canvas

8 x 8 inches

20.3 x 20.3 cm

 

Five Oranges, 2010

Oil on canvas

8 x 8 inches

20.3 x 20.3 cm

 

Five Blues #2, 2010

Oil on canvas

8 x 8 inches

20.3 x 20.3 cm

 

Rail Yard (Blue Pullman), 2010

Oil on canvas

8 x 8 inches

20.3 x 20.3 cm

 

Greyhound History #2, 2010

Oil on canvas

8 x 8 inches

20.3 x 20.3 cm

 

The Restoration Of Montgomery, Alabama, #2857: The Rosa Parks Bus, 2010

Oil on canvas

12 ¼ x 16 1/8 inches

31 x 41 cm

 

Double Spectrum Tramway, 2010

Oil on canvas

52 3/8 x 70 inches

133 x 178 cm

 

Truck Transporter, 2010

Oil on canvas

30 ¼ x 36 ¼ inches

77 x 92 cm

 

Greyhound History #1, 2010

Oil on canvas

8 x 8 inches

20.3 x 20.3 cm

 

Trucks (Ploughs), 2010

Oil on canvas

8 x 8 inches

20.3 x 20.3 cm

 

Trucks (Roving Camera), 2010

Oil on canvas

8 x 8 inches

20.3 x 20.3 cm

 

Railroad Transporters, 2010

Oil on canvas

8 x 8 inches

20.3 x 20.3 cm

 

Omnibus Superball Wall Map: Route 28, Kensal Rise To Wandsworth, 2010

Oil on canvas

40 1/8 x 30 ¼ inches

102 x 77 cm

Press Release

 

Anthony Meier Fine Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by London based painter Jeremy Dickinson.  In his fourth exhibition at the gallery, Dickinson maintains his documentarian focus on transportation while infusing his practice with new dimension, palette and subject.

 

Displaying a group of miniature paintings (most 4 x 6 inches) that focus on details of elements fully seen in larger works, Dickinson shifts his vantage point from the overall to the specific.  This honing in on the minutia furthers Dickinson’s already precise practice and reveals the interest and beauty in oft overlooked details.

 

The exhibition debuts a new series of works known as the ‘Nico’ paintings - collaborations between Dickinson and his four-year-old son.  Collecting Nico’s vehicle and train drawings, Dickinson transcribed and enlarged a selection to become transporters of his own toy vehicles.

 

Paintings in Dickinson’s traditional style document his ever-growing toy auto collection.  Many feature a darker and more brooding palette than Dickinson has employed previously, lending the oft-whimsical toy scenes an interesting gravitas.

 

While a surface glance renders Dickinson’s subjects static, much of his oeuvre is garnered from the tapestry of his own life.  The autobiographical tone runs from the understated to the overt.  Toys belonging to his father, himself and now his own children are shown in still life.  Nico’s drawings appear front and center.  Dickinson’s childhood scapbook is culled source material dating back to when he was Nico’s age.  There is a consistent historical representation of Dickinson’s family, past and present, and the timeliness of his subject speaks to young and old alike.