STEVE OLSON | KIDS PAINTINGS | Opening night performance video

March 11 2012 . 07:43am

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STEVE OLSON | KIDS PAINTINGS | Saturday, March 10, 2012

March 09 2012 . 10:04pm

This is the second half of Steve Olson’s two part show at Known Gallery titled Kids Paintings.

In the world as we know it…. Don’t go outside the lines… Don’t get dirty… Don’t do this, don’t do that…. enough is enough… Steve Olson’s “Kids Paintings” at the Known Gallery is just that… Allowing kids to get dirty, going outside the lines, and making their own… Opening March 10th to the 17th … Olson challenges the norm, again… A series of work that has been created by sliding one 4 1/2 yr old through paint… Creating abstract work and motion that can’t be caught any other way… A live performance will be happening the night of the opening on the 10th of March… Don’t miss it, if you do, too bad… we tried…

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

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Steve Olson | Hangin opening night photos

March 05 2012 . 03:11am


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Photos: Jon Lake

STEVE OLSON – HANGIN’
Show runs: March 3 – 9, 2012

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

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Rest in Peace Steve Olson | Hangin

March 02 2012 . 09:15pm

 

Steve Olson, a pro skateboarder in the 70’s and 80’s and prominent figure in the L.A. and San Francisco Punk Rock scene, creates Post Modern work that weaves narrative themes of capitalism, pop culture, social decay, and modern banality with the energy and fun of early Punk. Steve Olson’s work confronts and undermines the way society constructs and imposes a traditional hierarchy of cultural values and meanings by critiquing contemporary society and our relationship with it. The artwork explores power and the way economic and social forces exert that power by shaping the identities of individuals and culture. Questioning the nature and extent of our freedom his art challenges our acquiescence to authority and conventional thought.

“My Art gives contemporary art a juvenile delinquent phase. It’s self-made style icons gleefully trashed conventions of beauty and society while pick pocketing from the coolest underground styles and beliefs of the previous centuries…” -Steve Olson

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