Demetrius Oliver

Pneumato

January 5 - February 11, 2018

Opening Reception : January 5, 2018 6-8 pm


Demetrius Oliver, Tornadic , 20155 digital chromogenic prints316 1/2 x 127 inches, 41.91 x 322.58 cm
Demetrius Oliver, Pneumato, installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2018
Demetrius Oliver, Atmospheric I (detail), 2017Cast resin, steel pedestal51 1/2 x 15 x 15 inches, 130.81 x 38.10 x 38.10 cm
Demetrius Oliver, Atmospheric II, 2017Cast resin, steel pedestal51 1/2 x 15 x 15 inches, 130.81 x 38.10 x 38.10 cm
Demetrius Oliver, Pneumato, installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2018
Demetrius Oliver, Cyanic , 2018latex and acrylic on canvas72 x 52 inches, 182.88 x 132.08 cm
Demetrius Oliver, Cyanic , 2017latex and acrylic on canvas72 x 52 inches, 182.88 x 132.08 cm
Demetrius Oliver, Cyanic , 2017latex and acrylic on canvas72 x 52 inches, 182.88 x 132.08 cm
Demetrius Oliver, Cyanic , 2017latex and acrylic on canvas72 x 52 inches, 182.88 x 132.08 cm
Demetrius Oliver, Cyanic , 2017latex and acrylic on canvas72 x 52 inches, 182.88 x 132.08 cm
Demetrius Oliver, Pneumato, installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2018
Demetrius Oliver, Pneumato, installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2018
Demetrius Oliver, Pneumato, installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2018
Demetrius Oliver, Pneumatic (detail), 2017video, flat screen monitors, industrial fansdimensions variable inches
Demetrius Oliver, Pneumatic (detail), 2017video, flat screen monitors, industrial fans3dimensions variable inches
Demetrius Oliver, Pneumato, installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2018

Press Release

Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery is pleased to announce Pneumato, a show of works by Demetrius Oliver opening on January 5th. This will be the artist’s first exhibition at the gallery, and will feature photographs, sculptures, a video installation, and new paintings on canvas – all of which suggest the phenomena of air, wind, and motion. Working abstractly in this variety of media, Oliver’s practice is an ongoing reflection on the impression of atmosphere and the agency of prosaic objects.
 
Demetrius Oliver lives and works in New York City.  He holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, and he attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Oliver’s work is in the collections of numerous public institutions including the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; the Studio Museum in Harlem; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin.  Recent solo exhibitions include Aeriform at Seed Space, Nashville, TN;  Canicular at the Print Center, Philadelphia; Jupiter on the High Line, New York City; and numerous shows at Inman Gallery, Houston and D’Amelio Terras in New York. Oliver’s work was included in the show Explode Everyday: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder at Mass MoCA in 2015/2016.

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