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Date Thursday, September 12 - December 20, 2013
Location Olson Gallery - View maps and directions

Event Description

About the Show

The Olson Gallery will be transformed by Mary Temple's site-specific installation from the series Light Installations (2002-present). Light and shadow from nearby windows seem to be raking the walls of the gallery. The illusion, however, is a hand-painted trompe l'oeil shard, often situated in rooms with little or no natural light. In this work, Temple relies on the viewer's knowledge and memory of light intersecting space to raise questions of belief and doubt.

About the Artist

Primarily known for her trompe l'oeil installations, MaryTemple's cross-discipline conceptual artworks blur boundaries between painting, sculpture and drawing. Informational spin, false documents, and verisimilitude all play important roles in Temple's practice. 

Temple has exhibited her work throughout the US and abroad. The artist has completed commissioned projects at venues that include, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; SculptureCenter, Queens, NY; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA; Sculpture Center, LIC, NY; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, Rice Gallery, Houston, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA; The Drawing Center, NY, among many others.

Show Events

Artist Talk
Thursday, September 26, 6 p.m.

Eastlund Room, CLC, Level 2

Reception with the artist following the talk in the Olson Gallery.


Michelle Westmark
Gallery Director and Assistant Professor of Art