Night and Day

355 Pod Space, VisArts, Rockville MD

Jul 28 - Oct 17, Reception: September 3, 7-9 pm

Night and Day

Installation in the 355 Pod Space at VisArts.

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Press Release


Janet Olney uses her abstract language of shape to reflect on the past year of pandemic life and our re-emergence. “Night and Day” translates the shifting perceptions from then to now and the individual experiences of quarantine into gesture and form. The installation reframes the familiar into a metaphorical world that circumvents language and unfolds as a new interpretation of everyday experience.


“My work surfaces the unseen through a sense of the familiar and observable – spatial relationships, the play of light, and the connection of gesture to form. Deciphering between reality and abstraction creates opportunities to entertain things beyond the realm of accepted knowledge.”



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