And Other Dreams,

August 2- 29, Reception: August 21, 5-7 pm

Martha Spak Gallery, Washington DC

The Ethers
2021
acrylic on canvas
38 x 36 in
Ripple
2021
acrylic on canvas
28 1/8 x 22 1/4 in
Proof of Grid
2021
acrylic on panel
14 x 11 in
Fantom
2021
acrylic on canvas
30 x 24
Polygon
2021
acrylic on canvas
28 1/8 x 22 1/4 in
Verifiable
2021
acrylic on panel
14 x 11 in
Mirror
2021
acrylic on canvas
30 x 24
Minus clous
2021
acrylic on panel
14 x 11 in
Pocket
2021
acrylic on canvas
30 x 24 in
Link
2021
acrylic on canvas
30 x 24 in
3 am
2021
acrylic on panel
14 x 11 in
Planes and Solids
2021
acrylic on canvas
28 1/8 x 22 1/4 in

Press Release:


And Other Dreams, Martha Spak Gallery


Janet Olney’s bold, new paintings reframe the familiar and allude to experiences that lie just outside of our awareness. In this peripheral world, the mysterious is intertwined with the known through recognizable spatial relationships, the play of light, and the connection of gesture to form. The spatial puzzles in the paintings beckon to be deciphered and challenge our perception of the world. Olney invites the viewer to entertain the inexplicable and explore the facets of reality and humanity through abstraction.