Past Exhibition: June 1, 2018 — June 30, 2018
Born and raised in San Antonio, TX. Love studied art and graphic design at San Antonio College and received her BFA focusing on painting and new media at the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2010. Love has worked in a variety of creative industries including tattoo art, scenic art, mural painting and restoration, art instruction and freelance photography, design and illustration.
Somewhere at the crossroads of coincidence and intention, flow and structure, metaphor and definition, there lies an uneasy truce between forms and symbols. Every lie contains a kernel of truth and every truth has multiple perspectives. The conflicting ideas I present in my work often clash and converge in unexpected ways. This struggle is what motivates, excites and delights me most when making art.
Olson was raised on a farm in SE Minnesota. He studied art at Bemidji State University in northern Minnesota. After graduation he moved to Portland, OR., Denver, CO., Baton Rouge, LA., Keller, TX., and finally to San Antonio, TX. He currently works with a special education program at a local Jr. High School. His current works are predominantly small scale, mixed media drawings, and combined with elements of text and collage.
Olson’s work consists mostly of combining created imagery, as in drawing or painting, with found objects and collaged imagery, as well as found text from books, etc., and hand written words and passages.
I enjoy the interplay of the symbolic effect of the provided and created imagery. People have it ingrained in them to provide meaning to the objects around them. It is perhaps more so with the everyday objects. I enjoy the stories and memories that my works seem to bring out in people.