IN THE MEMBERS' GALLERY
ROSE OLSON: four-squared
October 5-30, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, October 7, 2016, 5:30-8:00 pm
Little Blue, acrylic on maple veneer, 10 x 10 inches.
Blue Sun, acrylic on maple veneer, 10 x 10 inches.
Blue Heat, acrylic on maple veneer, 10 x 10 inches.
Blue Fire, acrylic on maple veneer, 10 x 10 inches.
Olson presents four-squared, an exhibition of square paintings arranged in groups of four. Her unique method of applying sheer acrylic layers onto wood panel gradually builds shimmering, changeable planes of pigment. The works come about as a balance between planning and sensing, so that color is at once withheld and expansive. The wood-grain patterns that are visible through the pigment provide linear effects to complement the spare, yet intensely hued bands of paint. The character of the grounds, always a unique piece of wood, effects the way the color is received. Hard edges and lush layers enhance the spatial and surface effects to reveal myriad alternative versions of each work.