Mark Joseph Oliver | Not Here But There
Utilizing photography and sculpture to explore the role that location serves as a monument to the past, present and future, Mark Joseph Oliver invites the viewer to engage in memories of his experiences while at the same time creating a shared experience in the present. Known to create immersive installations, Oliver will continue in that practice for this exhibition as well. Informed by a recent trip to Norway, the artist will install the skeleton of a whale boat which will rest upon a base of salt and consume a large portion of the gallery floor space. Black and white landscape photographs with a paint overlay will also be included in the exhibition. The gallery will host an artist talk and reception on Thursday, March 23rd from 5-7PM.
Oliver is currently based in Ashville, North Carolina. He is a Tampa native and graduated from Hillsborough Community College before completing his BFA at the University of South Florida. He received his MFA in Sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland. To learn more about the artist and his work please visit his website at markjosepholiver.com.
Gallery hours are Monday-Wednesday 9am-4pm; Thursday 9am-7pm; Friday 9am-2pm.