Legation, a gallery presents Oliver, a local emerging artist and designer. Oliver recently moved to Lakewood, Ohio from Atlanta, Georgia where she completed her BFA in Illustration and Printmaking at Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). Her newest works are on paper, and also include three dimensional interactive creations. This new body of work will be on display at legation from July 15th- August 6th, 2011.
“I process the stories of myth and fairy tales into meditative acts of detail that lend themselves to the eventual reversion back to memories of my childhood. These memories traverse the line between reality and surrealistic imagery. By mixing the repetition of line in with my interpretation of childhood fairy tales and dreams, I begin developing my creations. Hallways filled with mostly shut doors, animals that help direct my journey, and my Victorian home are all repetitive subjects in my dreams and also have significant meaning in my works.
The architecture of my work is indicative to gallery exhibits I have participated in. My overall goal is to include the viewer as part of my work. To accomplish this, I have created life sized paper dolls and puppets, intended for the public to handle. By giving viewers physical or mental gallery-show favors, I break down the barriers of traditional gallery displays, making it indiscriminatory, interactive, and most importantly, fun.”
Live music by Rob Ortenzi DJ, starting at 9pm
Exhibit on display through August 6th, 2011
legation, a gallery
1300 West 78th Street