Absence/Presence

Solo Exhibition/Project installation

ICA Baltimore

22 June – 21 July 2019 

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.