Absence/Presence

Solo Exhibition/Project installation

ICA Baltimore

22 June – 21 July 2019 

Absence/Presence
Project installation at the ICA Baltimore
Couldset
acrylic on panel
six panels @16 x 20 in each
Installation shot with "Cloudset"
Absence I-XVII
acrylic and mixed media on paper
30 x 22.5 in

Absence is a series of seventeen drawings on paper that reflect on the fleeting experience of existence and the passage of time.

Works on Paper

Works on Paper from this exhibition are 30 x 22.5 in, acrylic and mixed media on printmaking paper.

From the Press Release


Absence/Presence is a new body of work that explores absence as a presence and a sensation connected to spatial memory. Through a series of drawings, paintings, and digitally fabricated objects, Janet Olney asks viewers to navigate the ambiguity of the seen and unseen while grappling with the fleeting nature of perception. Using a language of abstraction and gesture, Olney remixes the various components to reflect on existence and the passage of time.

Absence/Presence is the thirty-first exhibition by the ICA since 2011.