Rose Olson: BRIGHT, COOL and HOT

November 29-December 30, 2017
Opening Reception
: Friday, December 1, 2017, 5:00-8:00 pm

  • Rose Olson

    Up Around The Sun, Diptych, acrylic on wood, 30 x 60 inhces, 2017.

    Up Around the Sun
  • Rose Olson

    Up Around The Sun, Diptych (left), acrylic on wood, 30 x 30 inches, 2017.

    Up Around the Sun
  • Rose Olson

    Up Around The Sun, Diptych (right), acrylic on wood, 30 x 30 inches, 2017.

    Up Around the Sun
  • Rose Olson

    Agawa Glow, acrylic on wood, 30 x 20 inches, 2015.

    Agawa Glow
  • Rose Olson

    Cool Band, acrylic on wood, 10 x 10 inches, 2016.

    Cool Band

Press Release
Artist Page
Goslow, Brian. "Olson is in Pink: Hot is Cool at Kingston." Artscope Magazine, November 2, 2017.

Color has a sharpening aspect, affecting our senses and intellect simultaneously. These paintings reflect my passion for color and its interaction with the beauty of natural elements.

Wood-grain patterns are exciting and varied since each is specific to what was once a living tree. These patterns are as unique as our fingerprints and as important as the colors I use. Both contribute to the meaning and structure of every work. Many layers of different colors applied one color layer at a time, enhance each wood-grain pattern and increase that painting's luminosity. The character of that wood affects the way each color is received, so the transparent colors continue being layered on until the painting starts to bloom.

My colors often change as the viewer moves, or the light shifts. I am conscious of that interplay. Hard edges and color bands also enhance the spatial and color effects of each work revealing, in a sense, another way of seeing that world.