During July 08, 2011 to September 26, 2011, Johannes Vermeer’s Woman with a Lute, was on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vermeer was known for using expensive pigments like cornflower blue and his attention to great detail. His mastery of light gave his haunting domestic scenes a certain style that has made his imagery one of the most recognizable paintings in history.
Installation Photograph: Joshua White/JWPictures.com Barbara Kruger is known for her large-scale work with explosive slogans. Some of the most notable pieces were “I Shop Therefore I Am,” or “My Body is a Battleground”. With layers of found photographs and aggressive text, the work questions the viewer’s role in consumerism, feminism and desire.
As you walk into the grand Getty Center Museum, you will find the many examples of Olson Visual’s banners and wall graphics. During the Pacific Standard Time’s reign, Getty exhibited four major shows focusing on California’s cultural and modern imagery.
What is G7? Developed by IDEAlliance, G7 produces the most consistent color reproduction by balancing the grays. Visible colors of magenta, cyan or yellow appear when images are unbalanced. This is commonly known as “casted” images. G7 allows the printer to adjust the luminance visibly without test strips or tedious percentages as used in other methods. It displays the colors to the press operator exactly what the color should look like. It duplicates the exact color every time, making G7 the most efficient driving force for accurate color and duplication. This application enables OV to reproduce a visual match between different imaging systems using simple procedures.
At the Autry Museum in Griffith Park, Olson Visual was on location and placed large graphic banners to enhance the visual impact of the exhibit, “Masters of the American West”. This fine art show is a tradition at the Autry as every year, more than seventy-five contemporary artists showcase Western inspired themes. Artworks were available for purchase and a silent bid was held.
It’s not that often that we see a massive rock having a grander entourage then any rock star in Hollywood. 100 people came out to watch the 340-ton granite being transported through the city of Los Angeles. “Levitated Mass” by Michael Heizer, is not only a large-scale installation but also a monolithic journey of a single section of earth.
In congruence with Pacific Standard Time, the A+D Museum in Los Angeles recently took down a major historical exhibition, The Words of Charles and Ray Eames”. It was a retrospective, comprised of common tools and objects. Olson Visual was chosen as the graphic production of this comprehensive look into the lives of Eames.
The Fowler Museum along with UCLA’s Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC), presented “Mapping Another L.A.”, an exhibition that examines the cultural movement of Chicano history. In conjunction with Pacific Standard Time, and two other associated retrospectives at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Autry National Center; Fowler takes a deep look into the empowerment of social movement. Olson Visual provided reflecting graphics to better illustrate this powerful message.
At the California Association of Museums Annual Conference on February 17, 2012, 60 California museums with 40 educational sessions, addressed different aspects of museum work. Olson Visual was a premier sponsor and presented innovative techniques in green conscious printing. Eder Cetina, the company’s creative director and museum consultant, was on location to describe the company’s proactive efforts in protecting the ecosystem and maintaining the most state-of-the-art graphic printing.
With state of the art graphics, Olson Visual creates a unique experience to compliment the most amazing exhibitions nationally. Recently, Olson Visual produced striking wall graphics at Skirball Cultural Center’s “Women Hold Up Half the Sky”. Banners were also carefully stretched to create a circular shape into an audio display. This interactive show allows the viewer to hear the accounts of brave women around the world.