Tag Archives: reflective pigments. meta-worlds

Getting ready for Florida

I am looking forward to installing a few large pieces from my Occlusion series for a show of selected works this coming month. 

The work will be on view at: UCF – Center for Emerging Media -Studio Art and the Computer Gallery 500 West Livingston Street, Orlando, Florida 

 The show runs November 1-30 

Occlusion Series, Untitled I 

  Occlusion Series, Untitled I, 56″ x 46″, Acrylic and metal pigment on canvas 

From the press release:

Margaret Pettee Olsen will exhibit selections of new work at UCF Center for Emerging Media, Orlando, Florida.  Pettee Olsen’s abstractions use reflective pigments, creating color-shifting surfaces which change depending on the light and the viewer’s perspective. The work alludes to the creation and or dissolution of internal meta-worlds.  Pettee Olsen records her entries and departures of movement through these worlds through her handling of the paint with brush and other, more discreet methods of application, inviting the viewer to enter in.  

A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and Columbia University, Pettee Olsen’s career began pulling limited edition prints for master printers in New York City.   She is presently working on projects in the American Southwest including a worldwide project with her partner, former master printer and global network architect, William Martin Olsen.