Anna Maria Maiolino was born in Italy during the war under fascist ruling. She was displaced a second time under military dictatorship of the country she resided most of her life in Brazil. These displacements influenced her work. She is part of a group of Latin American female artists who reacted to South American dictatorships. They were part of a resistance that inspired their work. Historically speaking, this movement only included men and ignored the women’s perspective until now. In contrast, women used their bodies in their work. Maiolino’s work explored her role as a citizen and mother. For example, her photograph, “By a Thread” (1976), she places herself between her daughter and mother. It was to show three generations and how she still creates as a mother. In “They are on the Table” the artist has clay objects that are shaped as baked goods. The title announces a dinner… read more →
CinemaCon originated in 2011 and has evolved to become one of the largest motion picture industry gatherings in the world. This will be the sixth edition that took place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from April 23 – 26. There was exclusive presentations from an all-star cast. Olson Visual created numerous graphics for the convention including: backlit graphics, murals, wall graphics, banners and marquees. There was also a selfie-graphic where visitors were able to take pictures of themselves inside the booth. The “selfie-booth” had numerous graphics that wrapped around the structure. Check out these images to see Olson Visuals amazing work at CinemaCon 2017. Save Save Save
CinemaCon once again took place in Las Vegas from the 19th to the 23rd of April. It is the world’s largest trade show geared towards the theater picture owner. One can find the most recent advances in and products and equipment. There were over five hundred booths and twelve demonstration locations. Located at the Conference Center of the famed Ceesars Palace, CinemaCon is the perfect place to house the movie industry for one week in April. Two leading companies are the partners this year. They are NAC (National Association of Concessonaires) and ICTA (International Cinema Technology Association). Olson Visual was proud to sponsor the event. They placed graphics all over the place including: elevators, floors, walls, escalators, etc. Check out these images of their amazing work.
J.M.W. Turner was quite inventive for the eighteen hundreds. Most of his more prominent work was produced at the last 15 years of his life. His work was considered radical and later, the preface to Impressionism painting. He was a master of light and a romanticist by heart. This exhibition was organized by the Tate Britain Museum in England. More than half of the works of art are marine-inspired. He was quite fond of the ports of Venice and enjoyed the sport of fishing. He also painted vistas, mountains and canyons, the desert, and natural disasters. He would paint snow storms in particular. Turner was a very celebrated landscape artist in Europe. He was known for his historical paintings with naturalism but celebrated for his romanticism. Olson Visual created many of the graphics for this exhibition. Including: floor graphics,… read more →
As you drive up Getty Center Drive, you will see the banners done by Olson Visual. The very colorful The Scandalous Art of James Ensor and the contrasting black and white banner of Yvonne Rainer give the stark wall a beautiful display of graphics. Olson also created other graphics for The Scandalous Art of James Ensor. Here are pics of the mural and wall graphics. James Ensor for most of his life was considered a major international star with honors from his native country, Belgium. But later, he was a questionable artistic figure. During a time of political instability in Belgium, Ensor inspired most with his amazing images. His work was dynamic with “high and low, old and new, familiar and exotic, and oscillated unpredictably between painting, drawing, and printmaking.” He was influenced by both nature and European style. Ensor’s art had: satire, gothic sensibility, the avant-garde, mysticism, and psychological… read more →
Olson Visual is not only known for their high profile museum projects and red carpet celebrity driven entertainment jobs, but has also has worked on some very unique events. One in particular is Third Rail Projects: Looking Glass.
The Natural History Museum in Los Angeles will be opening a 14,000-square-foot show about LA, a brand new restaurant, and continuing other intriguing exhibitions. Olson Visual was contacted to create the signage to help promote and bring awareness to these important events.
How did Olson Visual install the gigantic 40 foot high X 32 foot wide TITANIC banner at the Regency Village Theatre Westwood in Los Angeles? Starting at 1 am, it took Olson Visual over 5 hours, 2 cranes and 5 workers to install this humongous banner. In fact, the installers saw the sun come up as they were completing the job! Click on the link below to see the complete installation in less than 3 minutes! http://vimeo.com/39309422
Olson Visual’s recent installation of a gigantic 40 foot high X 32 foot wide banner for Paramount’s 3D re-release of TITANIC continues a long standing Hollywood Tradition of Showmanship of placing giant attention getting cut-outs and banners on the tower of Los Angeles’ iconic Regency Village Theatre in Westwood. To put it in perspective…this banner is 1.7 times bigger than KING KONG (who was 24 feet tall) and 171 times bigger than a one sheet poster. It took Olson Visual over 5 hours, 2 cranes and 5 workers to install this humongous banner on the historic tower. The 170 foot high Village Theatre tower can be seen from most any vantage point in Westwood Village and is considered the symbol of this LA suburb, home of another institution…UCLA. In fact, UCLA has placed the Village Theatre tower on the front cover of its official magazine. In a future posting, I will showcase some eye-catching giant displays that have adorned this historic… read more →
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.