Olive Ayhens: Urbanites and Ur-Beasts

October 30 – December 20, 2019

Olive Ayhens
Camelid in the City
2019
Oil on linen
52 x 39 inches
Signed lower right
(BP#OA-8358)

Olive Ayhens
Flyway Intersection
2018-19
Oil on linen
75 x 39.5 inches
(BP#OA-8306)

Olive Ayhens
Dumbo Dreams
2018
Oil on linen
60 x 72 inches
Signed lower right
(BP#OA-8305)

Olive Ayhens
From Lori's
2019
Watercolor and ink on paper
22 x 31 inches
Signed lower right
(BP#OA-8359)

Olive Ayhens
Ur-Beasts
2018
Ink and watercolor on paper
22.325 x 30 inches
Signed lower right
(BP#OA-8353)

Olive Ayhens
Downstairs Deluge
2018
Ink and watercolor on paper
22.5 x 30 inches
Signed lower right
(BP#OA-8351)

Press Release

Bookstein Projects is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings and watercolors by Olive Ayhens. This is the artist’s fourth show with Lori Bookstein and the second at Bookstein Projects.

Olive Ayhens (b. Oakland, CA) received her BFA and MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. In addition to her extensive exhibition history, Ayhens has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants including the Joan Mitchell Grant, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award and Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant. Artist residencies include The Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, MacDowell Colony, Fundacion Valparaiso, the Salzburg Kunsterhaus, Yaddo Artist Residency, Djerassi Artist Residency, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Roswell Artist Residency, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and a residency at the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program in 2017. The artist lives and works in New York City.

Olive Ayhens: Urbanites and Ur-Beasts will be on view from October 30 – December 20, 2019. An open house reception will be held on Wednesday, October 30th from 6:00-8:00 pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. The gallery will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Wednesday, November 27 – Saturday, November 30, 2019. For additional information and/or visual materials, please contact the gallery at (212) 750-0949 or by email at info@booksteinprojects.com.