Faculty News: Rose Olson’s Solo Exhibit at Susan Maasch Fine Art

November 19, 2015

Prof. Rose Olson is presently exhibiting nine of her new paintings in “Four Women” at Susan Maasch Fine Art, 4 City Center, Portland, ME.  Also exhibiting in this large and newly renovated gallery, are three other solo exhibits by Lynda Schlosberg, Nancy Wagner and Jeanne Wells.

Olson’s work, including her painting “Flash”  (seen below), has also been positively reviewed by Daniel Kany in Sunday’s Portland Herald Press Review!

All work will be on view at the gallery Tue – Sat 11 am – 5 pm and by appointment: 207-478-4087 until Nov.  28, 2015.

Please visit the gallery to see this new work, or visit www.susanmaaschfineart.com for more details and images.

“Maasch’s curatorial conversation begins and ends with Olson’s work, so to be greeted by her subtle, high-craft abstract panels is a curatorial bit of brilliance (that disappointingly has become such a rare commodity in Portland as of late).

Olson’s monochrome abstractions on panels feature an insistent main color set into relief by a hard edge stripe or two. The stripes range from barely perceptible bands of opalescent “interference” pigments to a scorchingly solid stripe of magma-hot magenta. What takes place on center stage, however, is oddly nuanced insofar as it defies our expectations: The expansive wooden panels are glazed with scores of largely transparent layers of paint. But while a large painting will appear to us as, for example, solidly and uniformly red, the monochrome field acts like a filter – or, better, a frame – through which we are led to consider the beautiful graining patterns of the wooden panel.”

Visit pressherald.com to read the full article!