Official Business — December 12, 2017, 10:37 am

A Conversation with Olive Ayhens

Please join us Saturday, December 16th, at Bookstein Projects in Manhattan, for a conversation between Harper’s Magazine’s art director, Stacey Clarkson James, and the artist Olive Ayhens, whose solo exhibition Lettuce Lake is on view at the gallery until January 6, 2018.
 
On Lettuce Lake (from Bookstein Projects):
 
In this latest body of work, Ayhens paints urban, ecological, and interior landscapes including a Florida swamp, the Brooklyn Public Library, and the Manhattan skyline as seen from the artist’s studio in Dumbo. While these locations are selected through passionate research, subliminal dwelling, and observation, Ayhens often transforms them into fantastical landscapes all their own. Frequently, modern architecture, endangered species, and natural disasters occupy a single composition. This cacophony of imagery is made all the more surreal by a palette of super-saturated colors and undulating planes of space.
 
Doors open at 3 p.m. | Discussion begins at 4 p.m.
 
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