NANETTE
OLSON
Playing Games
MFA Final Show
Gallery 303 | BYU
October 2 - 15 2002

Hide and Seek
28"x 32"
Oil on Panel
V
iew Image S | M | L

The House I Live In
28"x 32"
Oil on Panel
V
iew Image S | M | L


Fountain of Youth
28"x 26"
Oil on Panel
V
iew Image S | M | L

The Rockets Red Glare
28"x 28"
Oil on Panel
V
iew Image S | M | L


Five 2's
20"x 24"
Oil on Panel
V
iew Image S | M | L


I Want to Be a Sun When I Grow Up
30"x 24"
Oil on Panel
V
iew Image S | M | L


The Fiddler Can't Dance
18"x 24"
Oil on Panel
V
iew Image S | M | L

Race to The Finish
20"x 24"
Oil on Panel
V
iew Image S | M | L

Maimee Met Her Match
20"x 24"
Oil on Panel
V
iew Image S | M | L


Magic Carpet Ride
8"x 10"
Oil on Panel
V
iew Image S | M | L

Button Button
8"x 10"
Oil on Panel
V
iew Image S | M | L

The Juggler
8"x 10"
Oil on Panel
V
iew Image S | M | L


Wrapped Up In The Game
8"x 10"
Oil on Panel
V
iew Image S | M | L

The Joker's Wild
8"x 10"
Oil on Panel
V
iew Image S | M | L

Pennies From Heaven
8"x 10"
Oil on Panel
V
iew Image S | M | L


Circus
8"x 10"
Oil on Panel
V
iew Image S | M | L

Contact Information

The paintings in this show reflect an interest in the various games people play as diversions or pastimes and real life games. Each painting will contain a remnant or remnats of games, such as dominos, mazes, targets, Parcheesi and backgammon. In some of the paintings the rules of how to play are unclear, with the player being caught in confusion and a never-ending pathway to the finish line, if in fact there really is a finish line. The player would continue on a path that moves continuously throught the painting, but it really goes nowhere. In other paintings, the rules of the games are clearer and the pathway to follow is more clearly defined, but there possibly would still be no finish line and no winners or losers, because perhaps it isn't the goal, or winning that is important, but the things one experiences and learns along the way that are meaningful. Certain areas of the paintings are muffled and covered, hiding parts of the games from view, making them less understandable. This reflects the real life games that people play, in that a person's agenda is often not clear and his motives hidden from view. The paintings are painterly because I really enjoy manipulating paint and seeing what variations and effects I can create with oil paints

Postal

Nanette Olson
395 East 100 South
Santaquin, UT 84655

Electronic

Phone
801.754.3787
Fax
801.754.3787
e-mail
nanoart@yahoo.com


All images copyright by artist
Last Update: 10/24/2002