Rose Olson Upcoming Exhibit

October 1, 2012

Prof. Rose Olson has 18 paintings that have been chosen for the upcoming exhibit, WOOD.

Reception: Thu, Oct. 4, 5:30 -7:30 pm
On View: Sept. 10, 2012 – Jan. 4, 2013
McGladrey Art Gallery, 80 City Square, Charlestown, MA
RSVP to Kristen Baylis at 617.241.1440

WOOD is a group show highlighting different approaches to the medium. The exhibition includes sculpture, painting, and prints by Kyle Downs, Nick Edmonds, Rose Olson, Barbara Putnam, respectfully. Utilizing the rich natural color and grain, or the historic techniques of carving and joinery each of the four exhibiting artists is dedicated to the beauty and utility of wood. The artists where selected for this exhibit for the diverse approaches to the medium and their ever so slight similarities in style.

Painter Rose Olson, lives and works in Beverly, MA. Olson is a colorist drawing inspiration from ever changing natural light to nail polish colors she notices on the T. Her paintings are a composite of layers of translucent paint too numerous to count and at the base of those layers- a birch panel. The grain adds an organic element to her simple linear compositions, but do not dismiss these panels as minimal in their composition. These panels have a life of their own, ever changing depending on the light and spatial relation that can only be seen in person. Olson exhibits her work extensively through the Northeast, most recently a large retrospective was held at Gordon College in 2010.

The gallery is open by appointment. Contact Christina Godfrey for a viewing: Christina Godfrey, [email protected], (508) 667-1062.