Matter Studio Gallery hosts a closing art party for Charles Dickson on Sunday November 6, 2022, from 4-6pm. A master sculptor, Dickson was a child prodigy. “I started carving when I was five. By the time I was eight, I was under the blanket with a flashlight, chipping away at wood. They couldn’t stop me from whittling even though I was allergic to the materials.” 

Master Sculptor Charles Dickson

Dickson has always created art; he is a master at hand-carving acrylic, wood, and stone and also works with metal. He created a form of plastic he calls HISPUF and recently created a photography process he calls “Photo Alchemy.”

Dickson is a legend in the California Black Arts Movement and is one of the few artists from the Movement still living today. Dickson’s public artwork spans decades and can be found throughout Southern California. Exposing the world to the cultural significance, beauty, and gifts of people of African descent is Dickson’s purpose. Works of Black female nudes, in particular, are his focus. 

On view: October 9, 2022 – November 6, 2022

What: “All Substance MATTERS,” Charles Dickson
Where: Matter Studio Gallery, 5080 W. Pico Blvd., LA, 90019
When: Sunday November 6, 2022, 4:00pm – 6:00pm