A Montreal artist originally from Santa Monica, California, Daniel Olson has been working in the field for more than twenty years. His work, which takes many forms, pays special attention to the artist’s role in his work, thereby expressing a desire to join life and art but also examining the concept of identity, which is altered by our ties to others. Daniel Olson’s project brings his world into relation with a visual culture that draws mainly on literature and film. Out of this relation arises a series of objects and experiences of every description in which the pleasure of words, word play and the creative process colours his aesthetic. The exhibition at EXPRESSION, organised by the curator André-Louis Paré, is a retrospective look designed as an opening onto the present using a selection of works produced since 1990. The exhibition is accompanied by this publication.
127 pages 2010
Author(s): Andre-Louis Pare, Bernard Schutze
Artist(s): Daniel Olson
Language: English and French