GALLERY EXHIBITIONS + INTERVIEWS
Reflections on Imploding Meaning, By M Pettee Olsen
Meet M Pettee Olsen | Artist – Painter
…I think I’m where I am today by a crazy, unrelenting curiosity about what paint can suggest and where it can take us – perceptually, emotionally, and intellectually.
M Pettee Olsen in conversation for SHOUTOUT MIAMI
…the majority of the painting feels entirely random, unable to be described or put in a box. Embodying the abstractness of “Imploding Meaning,” … with the only undeniable quality being the talent and care put into the piece.
Arts Editor Ganesh Pillai, Miscellany News, Vassar — on the paintings of M. Pettee Olsen
The Coral Door, New York, New York
A symposium directed by Taney Roniger, New York, New York
…she works with refraction, dissimilar actions and strategies, as well color bars and floaters that partake of boundlessness, and sensation. With reconfiguring planes and light-reflective media, the paintings resist any coherent reading and are insistently perceptually interactive…
-Stephanie Grilli, art historian, PhD Yale – Thingly Affinities symposium, conducted by Taney Roniger, New York, New York
William Havu Gallery, Denver, Colorado
striking and beautifully conceived … All of Pettee Olsen’s paintings have an ethereal glow, almost glistening…
-Michael Paglia, WestWord review of WOMEN IN ABSTRACTION, William Havu Gallery
Goodwin Fine Art, Denver, Colorado
…polymer-layered canvases that are painted in broadly brushed swaths of organic tangles, drips and markings she calls “edits.”
– Susan Froyd, Art writer for WestWord – Village Voice
M (Margaret) Pettee Olsen is Included in renowned conceptual artist
Allan McCollum’s project edifying collectors on who’s who in the art world. is a list of who’s who in the art world, and coincidentally, female. Allan McCollum is also listed, thereby hiding his ‘signature’ in plain sight 1001 MODERN ARTIST YOU SHOULD KNOW — immersive installations concerning the nature of the unique vs the mass-produced, and materiality vs value.