August 5, 2017 - September 23, 2017
New York based artist Demetrius Oliver will seal the gallery of Seed Space with storm shutters preventing entry into the exhibition. The show will be punctuated with artwork that observes the atmospheric properties of the location. For the last decade Oliver has become known for creating improvisatory, site-specific installations using photography, sculpture and video to evoke natural phenomena.
Demetrius Oliver received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work has been exhibited widely, with solo exhibitions at the Print Center, Henry Art Gallery, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; High Line, Inman Gallery, D’Amelio Terras, and P.S. 1/MoMA. Group exhibitions include MASS MoCA, The Renaissance Society, The Studio Museum of Harlem, Marian Boesky Gallery, Roberts & Tilton, Acme, and Sotheby’s S|2 gallery. He currently resides in New York City.
Review: "Demetrius Oliver: Aeriform" by Audrey Molloy, Nashville Arts Magazine, Sept. 2017, http://nashvillearts.com/2017/08/demetrius-oliver-aeriform/