Paintings, prints and other artwork by St. Catherine University Professor Emerita Patricia Olson highlight her interest in the figure as a conveyor of meaning during her career, 1973 to the present. Olson, who also serves as director of the Women’s Art Institute, reflects on the allegorical imagery present in this retrospective exhibition: “I’ve investigated myths of all kinds: the beauty myth, Jungian interpretations, ancient Roman and Biblical stories, fairy tales and Western culture’s art historical myths. I see myself in dialogue with art history to portray women especially as powerful and significant. Since the body is something we all know intimately, my viewers all have a great store of knowledge when looking at my work. I hope, as we all do, for connection.”
Opening Reception: April 13, 6-8 pm
Artist Talk: May 2, 7 pm
All events are free and open to the public.