Visiting Artists Series: Alex Olson

Artsy best decribes Alex Olson’s works as "abstract, but that’s not how she would choose to refer to them: “In fact, the way I approach painting is almost the opposite in that nothing is an abstraction of something else,” she says. “It literally is what it is.” Olson’s paintings aim to be exact records of how they were made, self-evident in their construction. What characterize her works are layers of marks, made not only by traditional means of painting, but also with her fingers, scraping away and dragging the paint to create textured surfaces. Her canvases are also notable for their incredibly thin stretchers, giving the impression of the painting being almost flush with the wall. Her visual inspiration comes from a wide range of sources, including textile design, architectural surfaces, facades, and graphic design".

 

For Artist info at: www.artsy.net

December 06, 2016
Lectures
Visiting Artists Series: Alex Olson
11:00AM - 12:15PM The Forum
Open to the Public
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December 06, 2016
2016-12-06 11:00 2016-12-06 12:15
Lectures
Visiting Artists Series: Alex Olson
11:00AM - 12:15PM | The Forum
9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
Open to the Public
This event is free!