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NEW YORK CITY — Davidson Contemporary will present new works by Megan Olson for her third solo show, February 13–March 15. Her work continues her exploration of line drawings and paintings and will also include an installation called “Urban Nature,” where Olson will construct a garden setting in which to show site-specific works on paper.

Olson’s perception of the world is expressed through her efforts to aestheticize experience. Since moving back to the East Coast after attending San Francisco Institute of the Arts, Olson’s body of work has captured the vibrancy of living in New York City, while also realizing an innate connection to the nature that surrounded her as an only child growing up in rural Connecticut. “Urban Nature” depicts themes related to particular experiences that Olson recalls, and thus becomes a place for reflection and peace.

Living in a city, Olson funds inspiration largely from the graffiti that is as ubiquitous as plant life in the countryside. “Urban Nature” is a way to fuse these two experiences. Using inspiration from graffiti, nature, Japanese paper and multiple mediums, “Urban Nature” created a sense of escape into both worlds simultaneously.

Davidson Contemporary is at 724 Fifth Avenue. Visit www.davidsoncontemporary.com or call 212-759-7555.

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