Rose Olson with Elizabeth Olson and Bradford Olson: 3 VIEWS

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

  • Elizabeth Olson

    Before Oz, c-print, 9 x 12 inches, 2017.

    Before Oz
  • Elizabeth Olson

    Light, c-print, 10 x 12 inches, 2016.

  • Bradford Olson

    Essence of Florences, poly-lactic acid, 10 x 8 x 4 inches, 2013.

    Essence of Florences
  • Bradford Olson

    Faded Blues,poly-lactic acid, 36 x 10 x 10 inches, 2013.

    Faded Blues
  • Rose Olson

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

    Agawa Glow

Press Release

3 VIEWS unites Rose Olson with Bradford Olson and Elizabeth Olson in a multi-generational exhibition. Highlighting the variables of artistic vision as seen through a shared familial lens, Bradford Olson incorporates his background in engineering and composite materials into sculptural forms seemingly dripping with liquid color. The organic contours in this work are created by extruding a plastic medium called Poly-lactic Acid which transforms at high temperatures, allowing the creation of these unusual forms. Bringing an eye for realism into the mix is Elizabeth Olson, presenting photographs created during the past four years. With a range of subject matter, these bold images look at the world with the sharp eye of a scientist and the focus of an engineer developed while studying civil engineering and honed as a practicing field engineer. All three Olson family artists connect their work to the sciences, both natural and industrial, as they share their creative vision with painting, photography, and sculpture.

Rose Olson Bio

Rose Olson is a painter with studios in Beverly and Boston's South End, where she grew up. After graduating from Tufts University, she taught at several colleges in the area including Montserrat College of Art where she became a full-time Professor. She is represented by Hutson Gallery, Provincetown, MA and recent exhibitions of her work include Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland, ME and Art Trace Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

Bradford Olson Bio

Bradford Olson has his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering at UMass Lowell. He continued his education at UMass Lowell by getting his Master's degree in Composite materials. It is during this time where Brad began reconnecting with his artist hobbies due to his exposure to unique materials. The first of these material is Poly-lactic Acid or (PLA) which he worked with at high temperatures to liquefy the material for sculpting. The second and most recent is glass, which he has learned by taking glass blowing classes at Mill City Glass Works in Lowell MA for the past 3 years.

Elizabeth Olson Bio

Elizabeth Olson went to Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, and received a BS in Civil Engineering. She is currently living in Beverly and working for SDE, a civil and environmental engineering firm, as a field engineer. Elizabeth has always done some kind of art, in one medium or another, and began working in photography 4 years ago.

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