March 26 - April 25, 2021
37-39 Clinton St NEW YORK
New York, NY- Space 776 is pleased to present an exhibition of New York-based artist Frank Olt at Space 776 New York on view from March 26 to April 25, 2021.
Olt’s abstract works form a unique hybrid of ceramics and painting in New York school minimalist tradition. A unique twist of using ceramic media and glazing components and mixed media, and put color created by encaustics and their painted shapes to create an idiom at the intersection of color field and bold abstraction, producing richly hued abstract imagery with just a hint of the landscape.
Trained as a ceramicist, he fuses ceramics onto painted canvases. The glossy surfaces of glazed pottery contrast with the elegant linen painted with bright colors using encaustic (heated beeswax and colored pigment that cools and affixes to the canvas).
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Frank Olt is an artist and professor at LIU whose studio practice focuses on ceramics and painting. He is a former artist-in-residence at P.S.1 (MoMA). He studied with Bauhaus artist Rose Krebs. Olt exhibits and has collectors nationally and internationally. His commissions include all-ceramic art at the 23rd & Ely subway station through the NYC Arts for Transit program and Bellevue Hospital. His work was exhibited recently in a one-person show in the Contemporary Gallery at Nassau County Museum of Art.