Andi & Lance Olsen: There's No Place Like Time: A Novel You Can Walk Through
Opening Reception: February 24, 2017 5-7PM
Exhibit runs February 24-April 1, 2017
Roger Williams Gallery
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-5pm
Step inside a mind-twisting work of fiction with There's No Place Like Time: A Novel You Can Walk Through, Andi & Lance Olsen's brilliant melding of visual art, the written word, and the blurred boundary between fact and fantasy. The show uses a series of installations to explore the work and art of Alana Olsen, one of the nation's most overlooked experimental film artists... and a woman who never existed. Texts, videos and objects play and intertwine to bring the mysterious Alana to vivid life, raising fascinating questions about identity, celebrity, and history.
Andi Olsen's videos have been exhibited in such venues as the American Visionary Art Museum (Baltimore) & Greenhouse Berlin (Germany), & have screened at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, Mütter Museum (Philadelphia), Revolving Museum (Lowell), & at literary and artistic events in Banff, Cologne, Münich, Paris, Rouen, Szeged, Warsaw, & across the United States. Her art has been exhibited & published around the country & abroad. Born in 1959, Olsen received her B.A. & M.A. in Art History from the University of Virginia. She resides in the mountains of central Idaho & Salt Lake City.
Lance Olsen is author of eleven novels, one hypertext, four critical studies, four short-story collections, a poetry chapbook, and two anti-textbooks about innovative writing, as well as editor of two collections of essays about innovative contemporary fiction. His short stories, essays, poems, and reviews have appeared in hundreds of journals, magazines, and anthologies, including Conjunctions, Black Warrior Review, Fiction International, Iowa Review, Hotel Amerika, Village Voice, Time Out New York, BOMB, Gulf Coast, McSweeney's, and Best American Non-Required Reading. His novel Tonguing the Zeitgeist was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award. His work has been translated into Italian, Polish, Turkish, Finnish, and Portuguese. He serves as Chair of the Board of Directors at Fiction Collective Two; founded in 1974, FC2 is one of America's best-known ongoing literary experiments and progressive art communities.
This exhibition is free and open to the public. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. For additional reading on There's No Place Like Time please click the link for a conversation between Andi, Lance and Renee E. D'Aoust in the Brooklyn Rail.
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