February 12 until November 27, Jacco Olivier has a solo exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
“Jacco Olivier: Liquid Painting, Liquid Time,” features a selection of lush, vibrantly colored video animations by Dutch artist Jacco Olivier. Olivier’s painterly videos depict a variety of subject matter, ranging from intimate scenes of daily life to captivating landscapes and abstract visions.
Although Olivier has chosen to work in the medium of video, the artist views himself first and foremost as a painter. However, instead of being content with paintings that are static and unchanging—the conditions of a traditionally “finished” painting—Olivier goes several steps further. He produces works that literally move and change through the use of video animation. For many of the videos in this exhibition, Olivier photographs his actual paintings, documenting his alterations, sometimes while the paint is still wet. Afterward, he sequences the resulting photographs into seamless animations, which, as time passes, flow before our very eyes.
Jacco Olivier synthesizes mediums, melding together his paintings and photographs into animated narrative films that reveal the processes of their own making. Over time, he has painted small impressionist scenes of everyday life—bathers, lovers, and landscapes—and documented his brushstrokes with a camera, later converting the images into moving pictures. He has carried out this painting-into-film practice with abstract works as well, crafted from pools of translucent acrylics on board.
For nearly 130 years, the IMA has been an important part of the cultural landscape of Indianapolis and is one of the 10 oldest and largest Museums in the nation. The Museum offers an encyclopedic collection of more than 54,000 works spanning 5,000 years, a vibrant calendar of public programs and events, exciting and engaging exhibitions, and much more.
Marianne Boesky Gallery was established in 1996 in Soho, New York City. Since its inception, the Gallery’s mission has been to represent and support the work of emerging, mid-career, and established international artists of all media. The gallery moved to its flagship space in Chelsea in 2005; in concert with this move, the gallery added several critically recognized emerging artists to its roster such as Jay Heikes, Adam Helms, Anthony Pearson, Diana Al-Hadid, and William J. O’brien. Currently, the gallery has a second location in an old-world townhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, dedicated to mounting a series of curated exhibitions that provide historic context for the gallery’s artists. A third new location named Boesky East, which opened in September 2014, showcases gallery artists and projects in the more cutting edge context of New York City’s lower east side.