The Brooklyn-based painter spent the month of January as an artist in residence in Everglades National Park through the AIRIE program. The work he made there was influenced by his perception of light and space in the Everglades, which he found shockingly intense. The artist writes, “Dawn, dusk, nighttime, midday: the light is sometimes so intense and magical, it obliterates almost all imagery in my work—just a blinding light.”
About the artist: Rodney Dickson, born in Northern Ireland in 1956, lives and works in Brooklyn in a studio filled with dozens of paintings in various states of action and vintage motorcycles he restores and rides. He received his BA in Fine Art from Liverpool Polytechnic, England 1979–1983. Recent major awards include the Pollock Krasner Award, 2011; and the Ford Foundation in 2005 and 2004. He exhibits his work internationally.