Erik Olson’s wide and purposeful brushstrokes manifest themselves as faces; he then translates these into sculpture, creating this unique and stirring project, Merge.
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Erik Olson is an artist and graduate of the Emily Carr Institute. Since 2006, he has worked with international artist Gordon Halloran to complete paintings in Italy, as well in Millennium Park, Chicago and in Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics.. Olson has exhibited his paintings at the Art Gallery of Calgary, is represented by the Skew Gallery, and served as the director of IDEAL: a temporary visual arts exhibition space in Calgary. He has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre, Emma Lake and the Sanskriti Centre in New Delhi, India. In 2010, he motorcycled across rapidly changing landscape of India to inform a new series of paintings, Out of India.