Thursday, January 23, 2014

Painter Rodney Dickson to Lecture January 26 at the Royal Palm Visitor Center

Everglades National Park is proud to present New York-based painter Rodney Dickson, who will meet with park visitors at the Royal Palm Visitor Center on Sunday, January 26, at 12:00 noon. Dickson is the current Artist-in-Residence-in-Everglades (AIRIE) Fellow and will give a talk about his work and how he plans to incorporate his experience in Everglades National Park into his work. Dickson is known for luminous, heavily pigmented oil paintings on canvases as large as 5 feet by 8 feet. While in residence in the Everglades, he has produced daily charcoal and watercolor pieces throughout the park.

About the artist: Dickson’s work has been featured in various galleries nationally in New York, Georgia and Pennsylvania, and internationally in Japan, Ireland, England, Scotland, and Vietnam. He has also participated in residencies in China, Vietnam, England and New York. For more information, please visit our blog post from January 2, 2014.

The January 26 program will begin at noon at the Royal Palm Visitor Center. The Royal Palm Visitor Center is located 4 miles (6 km) from the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center and the main park entrance. The program will be free with park entrance.

Rodney Dickson will also be involved in a group exhibition, Nocturnal Labyrinth, at the Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery. Displayed drawings, paintings, photographs, and scultpture evoke the mysterious psychological depth of nighttime. Some even suggest paranormal phenomena.

Rodney Dickson builds thick layers of oil paint until the sculptural surface becomes a shimmering cascade of nocturnal color- black, blue, purple, and more hidden beneath. 

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