Working primarily in wood, Dickson Carroll uses intricate drawings to develop three dimensional ideas, eventually transforming them into fully realized sculptures. His formal architectural training, coupled with his visionary approach to forms, has won him awards and public art commissions for parks and schools. The artist's work is as distinctive as it is finely crafted. Addison/Ripley is proud to have exhibited this artist's work for more than three decades.
This exhibit of twenty-one pieces, created between 1990-2019, allows a full spectrum of Carroll's elastic talents, from furniture to studies for private and public commissions. One highlight of this exhibition is the timely, colorful and, today sobering, "Au Clair de la Lune", completed in 2017, an iconic view of Île de la Cité from the Pont de la Tournelle (Tournelle Bridge) over the Seine with the Cathedral of Norre Dame front and center. No one could have imagined the tragic fire which almost consumed the cathedral in April 2019 but how welcome this joyous artist's homage is today.
Dickson Carroll's distinctive palette, meticulous detailing and ebullient approach to his subjects, in all scales, allows for work that is as comfortable in pure abstraction as it is in elaborate landscapes. Each piece is as meticulously planned as it is stylistically harmonious. Dancing between fantasy and functional, a chair model and an imaginary voyage, a mirror and a choir of imaginary voices, the work of Dickson Carroll comfortably marries craftsmanship and imagination. In these works, as always, the artist shows himself to be a master of his medium.
The artist has been regularly exhibiting his work since 1978. It is included in collections in such distant places as Moscow and Phnom Penh, as well as in the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery, law firms and many private homes.
For further information, images from the exhibition or to schedule an appointment to view the work, please call Ms. Romy Silverstein at 202-338-5180 or at [email protected]