Art Metropole is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Montreal based conceptual artist Daniel Olson. On display in a hybrid office/archive are the notebooks, drawings, doodles, and an accumulation of objects that inform and inspire Olsonâ€™s work.
The exhibition also includes multiples, artist’s books, and prints completed during the past 10 years.
Born in California to Canadian parents in 1955, Daniel Olson completed degrees in mathematics and architecture before obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1986 from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design Halifax) and a Master of Fine Arts in 1995 from York University (Toronto). Olsonâ€™s work â€“ which includes sculpture, multiples, installation, photography,performance, audio, video and artistâ€™s books â€“ has been exhibited widely, including shows at the Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), the MusÃ©e national des beaux-arts du QuÃ©bec (QuÃ©bec), Galerie Optica (MontrÃ©al), and the Canadian Cultural Centre (Paris). Olson has published numerous artistâ€™s books and multiples, most of which have been available at Art Metropole in Toronto, where he is also represented by Birch Libralato. Since 2001 Olson has been living and working in Montreal. Solo exhibitions include Twenty Minutesâ€™ Sleep, Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver, 2005); Other Conditions, Modern Fuel (Kingston, 2005); Unknown Seventies Artists, Galerie TPW (Toronto, 2005); and Iâ€™m Not There (1955), Goethe Institute (Dublin, 2004). Olson has exhibited in group exhibitions such as Aural Cultures, Walter Philips Gallery (Banff, Alberta, 2005); Frottements: Objets et surfaces sonores, Musee national des beaux arts de Quebec, (Quebec, 2004); In Light (video projections by eight artists), Art Gallery of Ontario, (Toronto, 2004); and Promise, Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver,2001).
The artist, performing as Professor LUX, was present during the afternoons of Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 to read selections from the morgue.