Consumed by Carrie Dickason

Friday, September 1, 2017 (All day) to Friday, September 22, 2017 (All day)


I’m consumed with the relationships between what we choose to manufacture for purchase; the resources that we deplete in order to fulfill a temporary desire; and the physical, intellectual, and emotional energy and attention that we choose to give to all of these concerns.

Through the personal accumulation of materials, over time I cultivate paper, plastic, foam, and other matter, into meditative, imaginary landscapes, and abstract fields of pattern and color.

These large, vibrant, site-specific works are at once seductive and unsettling, encouraging viewers to consider their personal relationships to consumer culture and the environment in the 21st century.

- Carrie Dickason, Tulsa Artist Fellowship Artist


Artist Bio

Carrie Dickason’s experimental work is influenced by observations of nature, combined with interests in the constructed environment and consumer society. She develops patterns and systems using familiar materials ranging from spray paint, tape and plastic packaging, to automotive leather and foam. This palette develops from her daily life and a variety of materials and experiences in jobs such as hand-woven carpet preservation and automotive interior work. Dickason earned an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and BFA from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her work has been supported by the Corporation of Yaddo; the Santa Fe Art Institute; and Taliesin West, the Frank Lloyd School of Architecture. Carrie lived in the Detroit city of Hamtramck for five years, while working at the luxury automotive trim shop, HOF Designs. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Denver, Columbus, Toronto, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Detroit, Hamtramck, among others. In January 2017, she moved from Johnson, VT, to Tulsa, to join the Tulsa Artist Fellowship program.