Though working in multiple forms, Dyson describes herself as a painter of compositions constructed to address the continuity of space, movement, scale, geography, and architecture. For Dyson, these subjects in relationship to each other produce questions of abstraction that point to ideas of autonomy, environmental liberation, and perception.
TORKWASE DYSON considers spatial relations an urgent question both historically and in the present day. Through abstract paintings, Dyson grapples with ways space is perceived and negotiated, particularly by Black and brown bodies. Explorations of how the body unifies, balances, and arranges itself to move through natural and built environments become expressive and discursive structures within the work.
SANDHYA KOCHAR is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at The Ohio State University.
ANN HAMILTON is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University
Diversities in Practice is co-sponsored by Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State Department of Art, and The Living Culture Initiative.