Margaret Pettee Olsen

UCF Center for Emerging Media

November 1 - 30, 2010

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

(from the press release)

PETTEE OLSEN, an active artist working in Denver (and Spark Gallery member), will exhibit selected works from her Occlusion Series. The work is on view at:

UCF - Center for Emerging Media
Studio Art and Computer Gallery
500 West Livingston Street
Orlando, FL

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.