David Olivant

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Picking Up the Pieces: Julie Heffernan’s Honest Pessimism

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Her show opens September 3 at Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco



Saturday, March 1st, 2008

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA 152 North Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90013 October 29, 2007–February 11, 2008 The late 20th century art world had a bad conscience about high art which was vilified as serious, profound, mysterious, spiritual, elitist, pretentious, outmoded and labor-intensive. This led to infatuation with popular culture (silly, superficial, obvious, materialistic,…


Gordon Senior: Standing on Earth

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

Truckee Meadows Community College 7000 Dandini Blvd Reno, Nevada 89512-3999 775 673 7000 March 5 to 30, 2007 A number of works address the preparation and the journey itself. These include most notably Conversation, which consists of eight tower-like structures surmounted by clay or bronze animals, mostly crows and hares. On one level, that of…


Eleanor Wood: Mixed media on paper

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Don Soker Contemporary Art 49 Geary Street San Francisco 415 291 0966 November 1 to December 14, 2006 Minimalism strikes me as being quaintly obsolete, deriving from a formalist aesthetic that indulges in endgame polemics, arrogantly defining itself as the logical terminus of all previous painting and as the ultimate position that painting can take….


Robin Hill: Multiplying the Variations

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

University Art Gallery School of Fine and Performing Arts California State University, Sanlislaus Turlock, California September 7 to October 5, 2006 Cotton batting, plywood, ping pong balls, washers, stand-mounted lights, disused filing cabinets, plaster, wax, computers and CD players were among the unlikely list of items in Robin Hill’s recent exhibition at CSU Stanislaus. Her…