Image by Olan


August 27th 2005 - September 30th, 2005
Opening Cocktail Reception:
Saturday September 3, 2005
7 P.M. until 10 P.M.

Ward-Nasse Gallery proudly presents the one-person show of the New York Times' featured artist Olan from August 27 to September 30th, 2005. Olan's work has appeared in many gallery and nightclub venues in the NYC area in recent months. This show is titled "The God Made Me Show."

The artist's technique in creating portraits involves a mix of elements. After taking pictures of celebrities (Boy George, Courtney Love, Alan Cunning, Susan Jaffe etc.) the artist paints on them. The images he creates are a combination of digital photographs, plastic and acrylic. "I like to use digital images plastics, polymers because they reflect our times, our synthetic evolution juxtaposed with the subject matter, the organic individual, our natural environment. This is my work -that bridge between the two." The colors the artist uses to create his mixed media images are bold: red, orange, blue and they seem to reflect the personality of the portrayed person.

The current works also deal with prejudice and hate in today's world. The title is taken from a statement worn by a soulful woman: 'God Made Me Gay.'

This exhibition is located at the Ward-Nasse Gallery 178 Prince Street New York NY 10012
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (1 pm on Sun)
For further information, please contact Biliana Videnova at: 212 -925 -6951 or e-mail to:

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