LA Lot Sunset
DIMENSIONS 16" x 24" MEDIUM archival pigment print
Limited edition of 50, 2014
Accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist
Jane Dickson can recall the days when Times Square used to get dark at 11PM. Her work often reflects that atmospheric American nostalgia - painting night scenes of casinos, peep shows, carnivals, and open country roads. Part of the politically charged 1980s art scene, Dickson has worked alongside artists David Wojnarowicz, Keith Haring, and Jenny Holzer, playfully experimenting with unusual painting surfaces such as Astroturf, sandpaper, vinyl, or carpet. In this image, Dickson halts the setting sun over a partially-empty parking lot, depicting a common feature of American life and its inhabitants in the vein of Edward Hopper. She describes being transfixed by the jumbled scene of palm trees and houses amongst oil derricks, freeways, and malls while in Long Beach. Originally painted on textured felt, the rich orange-pink desert hues of the sky contrast with the dark world beneath it.
Framing options are black or white painted wood, 7/8" wide flat face and 7/8" deep, with UV acrylic glass.