Garrison Art Center is pleased to announce ‘Shift’, a solo exhibition by M. Pettee Olsen

Garrison Art Center (GAC) is pleased to announce ‘Shift,’ an exhibition of paintings by artist M Pettee Olsen. The exhibition will run from April 13 – May 5, 2024, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 13, 2024, from 5-7 pm.
The luminous surface and vitality in mark-making have become increasingly important to M Pettee Olsen’s work. Drawn to color and movement to reference art histories in abstraction, motion, disruption, and the slippery nature of reality, she seeks not to obliterate or erase histories but rather to reference them obliquely. For Pettee Olsen, color and light are very much a part of that slippery sense of the world. She uses this as her guide as she adds, removes, and moves paint by diverse methods, like gravity, embracing its effects on the paint. Color and the quoted gesture are essential to her concerns in art – they are instrumental in addressing the changeable nature of perception and the subversion of absolutist narratives.In addition to the exhibition, there will be an Artist Talk on April 14 with Meg Hitchcock at 3 – 4 pm. This event will be free and open to the public.

Apr 13, 2024 – May 05, 2024 5:00 pm Until 7: 00 pm GARRISON ART CENTER 23 Garrison’s Landing, Garrison, NY 12508 845.424.3960

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