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Nico Pam Dick
updated: 09/23/2011
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Coif
Reader
Ishmael
Spinoza1
Spinoza 2
Manual of Mark, 4
Manual of Mark, 7
Dashed 1
On Referring, one page detail
On Referring
Metaphysics in Logic
Wandering I
St. Light Bulb
Salley
Burton
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, architecture, books, conceptual, childhood, humor, language, meditative, repetition, spiritual
 
 
Coif by Nico Pam Dick
Coif
acrylic on paper
2009
6 " x  10 " 
Reader by Nico Pam Dick
Reader
acrylic on paper
2009
5 " x  5 " 
Ishmael by Nico Pam Dick
Ishmael
acrylic on paper
2009
5 " x  4 3/4 " 
Spinoza1 by Nico Pam Dick
Spinoza1
ink on book
2009
6 1/2 " x  9 1/2 "  x 1/2 " 
Spinoza 2 by Nico Pam Dick
Spinoza 2
ink on book
2009
6 1/2 " x  9 1/2 "  x 1/2 " 
Manual of Mark, 4 by Nico Pam Dick
Manual of Mark, 4
ink on book
2008
6 " x  10 " 
Manual of Mark, 7 by Nico Pam Dick
Manual of Mark, 7
pen on book
2008
6 " x  10 "  x 1/8 " 
Dashed 1 by Nico Pam Dick
Dashed 1
acrylic on paper
2008
6 3/4 " x  7 " 
On Referring, one page detail by Nico Pam Dick
On Referring, one page detail
acrylic on book pages
2007
8 1/2 " x  5 1/2 " 
On Referring by Nico Pam Dick
On Referring
acrylic on book pages
2007
28 " x  35 " 
Metaphysics in Logic by Nico Pam Dick
Metaphysics in Logic
acrylic on book pages
2007
18 " x  29 " 
Wandering I by Nico Pam Dick
Wandering I
acrylic on paper
2006
14 " x  22 " 
St. Light Bulb by Nico Pam Dick
St. Light Bulb
acrylic on paper
2006
15 " x  22 " 
Salley by Nico Pam Dick
Salley
acrylic on paper
2006
22 " x  30 " 
Burton by Nico Pam Dick
Burton
acrylic on paper
2006
7 1/2 " x  13 1/2 " 

Artist Statement



1 The line is the smallest distance between two points: meaning and no meaning.  

2 Deviant logics of art—demonstration that’s no proof. A mysterious this.

3 Drawing vs. writing is a feckless distinction. Either's poetry.

4 Idiolectical calligraphy. Sense of touch.

5 Simple gestures can yield big effects. Dash. Dash off.

6 Basic color. The focus is line. One formal constraint.

7 The true way is along a line upon a page. It’s wavy, maybe wobbly. Designed to make you flip.

8 Momentary experiments. Wandering.

9 The alternation between everything and nothing. Between something and nothing. Duck-rabbit of expressive minimalism.

10 The kingdom belongs to the kid.  Free invention. 

11 Hand-eye coronation: the kingdom of truth in art. Intense seeing.

12 Hand-I coordination: a confessional graph. But abstract.

13 World is all that is the placed. Located lines, when they sing. Or hum.

14 How drawings warble.

Artist Bio / CV


EDUCATION

2004-6, 1993-9 PhD Program in Philosophy, quit ABD, University of Minnesota

1995 MA Philosophy, University of Minnesota

1990 MFA Painting, University of Minnesota

1985 BA Art and Philosophy, Yale University

 

PUBLICATIONS

2009 DELINQUENT, forthcoming, Futurepoem books

2009 Excerpts from "The Crumbs," forthcoming, The Brooklyn Rail 

2009 "Wandermoment," BOMB

2008 "St. Francis by Sassetta," "The Cripple," "Gestures," "It's Unbecoming," "Innocent Moment," Tantalum



EXHIBITIONS

1991 “Fresh Currency,” Artifex Alternative Arts Museum, Minneapolis

1991 “Vanity,” solo show, St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN

1990 “Serial Philosophy,” solo show, Katherine E. Nash gallery, Minneapolis

1990 “The Other Foot in the Door,” Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program, Minneapolis Institute of Arts

COLLECTIONS

Walker Art Center, artists’ books collection, Minneapolis

 

AWARDS & HONORS

1997 Invited speaker, Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria

1996 Invited speaker, Wittgenstein Conference, University of Minnesota

1992, 1991 Bush Artist Fellowship Finalist, Bush Foundation, Minnesota

1988-90 Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education

1987-88 Graduate Fellowship in Art, University of Minnesota

1985 Louis D. Sudler Prize in the Creative & Performing Arts, Yale University