Peter Acheson and Deirdre Swords blog about the work of Craig Olson on the occasion of his exhibition 18 Melodies For The Barbarian Flute at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, on view through November 11, 2012.
"Olson's paintings are not resolved by the back and forth of contemplation and correction; they are resolved by actions that seek a way out of the box of meaning and language. Something mysterious happens. Olson's attention is that of the predator; his eyes forward, ears alert, and ready to pounce when the painting wanders into a crossroad. By 'crossroad', I mean the intersection of abstraction and image"