|January 20 - March 18
For her first solo exhibition at the Mindy Solomon Gallery, Ayhens will feature a cross-section of works done over a period of 10 years. Olive Ayhens paints and Olive Ayhens draws. She draws with paint and with pen and ink and watercolor. She creates an ongoing narrative about the world in which with live with a kind of never-ending line that moves through space and defines the shifting environment. Olive is a city painter and an environmental painter. She cares deeply about how we impact our landscape and invites all living beings to be a part of the story.
Ayhens states about her work:
“Color is my first Language. My painting frequently evolves from a special sense of place and transformation of environments in my own quirky ways. Sometimes there is a political/ecological subtext but always the love of the paint itself—with layering it, with exploring color relationships, building textures, thin and think paint etc. I have fun with personification as well ass improbabilities of scale. “