This Fall from Sid Dickens’ studio, two new forms emerge. Those familiar with Dickens’ early work will recognize in Gameboards an homage to some of the first works of art ever created in his original Eastside Vancouver studio c.1990, well before Memory Blocks came to be established and loved by collectors worldwide. Tablets mark a new direction in Sid's work and the introduction of a more distinctly modern style, with a larger scale befitting that of a well-considered portrait painting. A return to his original process of cracking each work individually ensures every piece in this collection will be unique. Please join us in welcoming these new forms to the catalogue of Sid Dickens' work.
These fresh and elegant portrayals of natural forms express Sid's passion for nature and a desire to explore an evolution of his work. In Tablets, fossil-like remnants of the natural world are set against graphic elements and old-world text. Three-dimensional surfaces capture light and shadow, illuminating these specimens of flora in a dynamic and modern collage.