Margaret Pettee Olsen is collaborating with master printer David Lantow in New York City.  Winter 2020  https://ondenver.com/women-in-abstraction/margaret-pettee-olsen-floating-redactions-courtesty-of-the-william-havu-gallery/ Michael Paglia, “Six Women Take Separate Paths at an Impressive Group show at Havu,” Westword, July 3, 2019 “Ucross Foundation Announces Spring Artists-In-Residence,” Artforum, March 6, 2019 Claire Selvin, “Ucross Foundation Announces Spring Artists-In-Residence,” Art News, March 6, …

Press and News

Margaret Pettee Olsen collaborates with master printer David Lantow in New York City.  Winter 2020 to present  Kaylee Huntley, Margaret Pettee Olsen’s Floating Redaction in “Women In Abstraction”, OnDenver, summer, 2019  Michael Paglia, “Six Women Take Separate Paths at an Impressive Group show at Havu,” Westword, July 3, 2019 “Ucross Foundation Announces Spring Artists-In-Residence,” Artforum, …

Standout Stop for Arts Week

Fifteen Ways for Art Lovers to Kick Off Denver Arts Week SUSAN FROYD | NOVEMBER 1, 2018 | 7:11AM When First Friday collides with Denver Arts Week on Friday, November 2, it will create an explosion of exhibition openings, $52.80 art deals at galleries all over town and, as it happens, Día de los Muertos street celebrations connected to artwalks in …

Westword announces Colorado Women in Abstraction

Westword, A Village Voice Media newspaper covering Denver and surrounding areas, announces Colorado Women in Abstraction at Center for Visual Arts, MSU, Denver, Friday, July 15.  My work, “Vortex” is featured (below). http://www.westword.com/event/colorado-women-in-abstraction-7923758 THINGS TO DO IN DENVER Colorado Women in Abstraction   Courtesy of the Center for Visual Art/MSUD Margaret Pettee Olsen,”Vortex.”  DETAILS Time:6:00 p.m. …

Facture — Finding My Way in Paint

Above, Waves (detail), 2013, polymer, reflective and interference pigment on canvas was sold to a private collector.   For years I’ve been inclined to put down subtle washes that I would build, layer upon layer.  I was immersed in the recognition of fast painting for so long during the eighties I reacted by defying painterly-ness …

ARTMIX @ BMOCA

  This September 20th consider participating in the silent Auction at BMoCA. (Update –This painting was sold at auction to a private collector.)   My work, ‘Waves’ (pictured above) will be available.  A detail (below) highlights some of this painting’s subtle reflective properties. Click the link below to view auction items and further information on …

Painting Is Dead, Long Live Painting

Does something have to ‘replace’ painting in the evolution of Art History? It’s kind of up to all of us to declare it dead–or not; artists, collectors, curators, gallerists, museum directors,viewers, etc.,despite what a few may believe. For me, painting is very much alive. Then again, I don’t buy in to the idea that something …

Beyond Mental Gridlock

Today, there will be no universal dis-embodied voice charting my course or suggesting my re-calculation. No i-pads, no computer stylus set for digital drawing. I’ll be brainstorming much of the day and I’ve packed lightly. Supplies for the trip: coffee, sketch paper and a graphite pencil (No 2). You laugh, ‘What could you possibly discover …