Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology is the brand new exhibition at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. It is an important historical show that includes important artists working in art appropriation and mass-media including: Robert Gober, Andrea Fraser, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Sherrie Levine, Paul McCarthy, Mike Kelley, and Mary Kelly-to name a few. Olson Visual was the company to print and install a massive art piece by the one and only, Barbara Kruger. Olson Visual printed and installed the Barbara Kruger installation in the entry way of the Hammer Museum. They are large-scale prints, known as wall graphics or murals. The work is very detailed, making some prints line up and match another. As you can see the end result is quite amazing! There is many works on display from Barbara Kruger from 1980s and 1990s but one in particular is the new entry piece. This is the first… read more →
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.
OV created the visual content for the exhibition Blue Sky Metropolis: The Aerospace Century in Southern California. This show chronicled the evolution of Southern California’s aviation from rudimentary planes found in the turn of the century to the beginning of space exploration during the Cold War.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City presented a historical examination of 47 American and Mexican female surrealists. While male artists painted themes of objectifying and fetishizing the female body, woman explored their own identity and subjectivity. This movement allowed woman to express femininity in new and innovative ways. It was therefore, a time of liberation and self-discovery in dream like situations that represented the soul of surrealism and Olson Visual was there to illustrate these concepts.