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Demetrius Oliver

Demetrius Oliver incorporates photography, video, and projection into his multimedia practice, which also includes painting, sculpture and installation work. Oliver’s interest lies in the natural world and the human impulse to experience, observe and scientifically document its phenomena. Utilizing pedestrian objects from his studio and everyday life, Oliver delves into the aesthetics of experimentation, at times using the camera to transform items such as whistles, umbrellas, coal, and wind turbines into planetary atmospheres, moon-landings, and galactic charts. Oliver adeptly maneuvers between science and observation through materials and metaphor into the prosaic.

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Demetrius Oliver at CAM Houston

Demetrius Oliver is featured in The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, a group show at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. The exhibition is on view from November 5, 2021 through February 6, 2022.


Demetrius Oliver reviewed in The Village Voice

R.C. Baker reviewed Demetrius Oliver's solo show, Pneumato, in The Village Voice.


Demetrius Oliver in exhibition at Illinois State University

Demetrius Oliver will have work in An Infinite and Omnivorous Sky, a group exhibition about the mysteries and militarization of outer space curated by Kendra Paitz, at the University Galleries at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. The show features works by Amy Balkin, Jen Bervin, James Bridle, william cordova, Rohini Devasher, Ala Ebtekar, Spencer Finch, Dianna Frid, Carrie Gundersdorf, Basim Magdy, Brittany Nelson, Demetrius Oliver, Kambui Olujimi, Lisa Oppenheim, Trevor Paglen, Katie Paterson, Dario Robleto, Cauleen Smith, and Kerry Tribe.  The show runs from January 10th - February 19, 2020. University Galleries, 11 Uptown Circle, Suite 103, Normal, IL 61761

Demetrius Oliver: Forces of Nature

Demetrius Oliver’s photography is featured in Edition No.6 of KLAUSGALLERY.CLOUD.