Olson Visual worked on the Pacific Standard Time LA/LA’s Laura Aguilara exhibition at The Vincent Price Museum. The retrospective included around one hundred and thirty works of art, primarily black and white photos. Some were self portraits while other’s included a dialogue of a surrounding community. Aguilar’s work was defiant and represented a different perspective of the female body. Her works was a way of self-acceptance in a site-specific landscape. This created a dialogue and sociological conversation. The work echoed the very nature of the PST LA/LA theme. The artist herself, talked about her work with a biographical approach explaining, “My father told me if asked say your ‘Mexican American’ My mother told me what ever you do in life, all people will see is the color of your skin. I spent 20 years feeling ashamed, but that was then.” Aguilar’s photographs also included a series titled, Latina Lesbian portraits.… read more →
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 →
In a mid-Wilshire building, artist John Baldessari takes over the gallery walls and windows. It was the opening of the new space, Spruth Magers. Gallerists Philomene Magers and Monika Sprüth are the perfect duo combination. They paved the way for new contemporary female artists such as Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, and Louise Lawler Other locations include: Cologne, Berlin, and London. On the outside of the gallery, Olson Visual created the clean window graphics that contains the work of John Baldessari. Check out these images as our team was installing the large artwork. Spruth Magers www.spruethmagers.com5900 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Save Save Save Save
To coincide with the 150th birthday of Gustav Klimt, the J. Paul Getty Museum presented the exhibition, The Magic of Line. You will not find a single painting in this retrospective. Instead, there are 111 drawings including preliminary sketches, illustrative nudes, and chalk portraits. These valuable works of art were burrowed from the Getty Research Institute, the Albertina Museum in Vienna, and by other generous lenders. This show may have been inspired from the June 18, 2006th purchase of the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Klimt, making it the 4th most expensive painting ever sold in the history of art.
Olson Visual is known for being the premiere graphic leader in museums and entertainment. OV knows how to decorate and adorn any event with top quality signage and is the official graphic provider for CinemaCon. All of the escalator walls, elevator doors, floors, walls and mirrors were adorned with graphics printed by Olson Visual. The crew started the installation a week prior to this major entertainment events. Every day they worked to provide the most seamless and best quality graphic signage that captured the amazing visuals of today’s feature films. Click on this link to see a short video of the installation at CinemaCon: