Perpetuities and Accumulations

Daniel Olson, Installation photograph of Miscellaneous Images Galore, projection with sound, 2008

Daniel Olson, Installation photograph of Miscellaneous Images Galore at Gallery 44, Projection with sound, 2007

Kelly Lycan, Installation photograph of Junk Drawer at Gallery 44, Digital photographs mounted on plywood, 2007

Perpetuities and Accumulations

Friday, March 5, 2010 to Saturday, April 10, 2010
Opening Reception:
March 5,
6:00PM to 9:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

Kelly Lycan and Daniel Olson, in their representation and manipulation of everyday images and objects, explore what we accumulate, how we accumulate it, and why we accumulate and retain the physical and the ephemeral. ~ Jennifer Matotek, exhibition catalog writer

Olson’s video Miscellaneous Images Galore uses a screen saver function to show the many images he encounters daily in our image-saturated culture. Lycan’s body of work Junk Drawerconsiders the everyday items that get thrown in a drawer rather than discarded. Photographic enlargements of these items, from paperclips to unused balloons, are presented on the gallery floor as a sculptural installation.

Artist Biography: 

Kelly Lycan received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and her MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Canada and the United States, most recently at Gallery TPW in Toronto. She is also a member of Instant Coffee, a service oriented artist collective tat builds social structures, where ideas, material and actions are explored. Instant Coffee has exhibited in Canada, South America, Europe and the United States. 

Daniel Olson (b. 1955) completed degrees in mathematics and architecture before obtaining a BFA in 1986 from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Halifax) and an MFA in 1995 from York University (Toronto). Olson’s work- which includes sculpture, multiples, installation, photography, performance, audio, video and artist’s books – has been exhibited widely since 1986 and is documented in several catalogues. He is unhappy with the world, but continues to live there for personal reasons. Olson has been seen recently in Montreal, where he is rumoured to be working on his famous disappearing act.