Waas Gallery Presents "Acid Rain" By Caroline Oliver: Opening Reception

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Waas Gallery Presents "Acid Rain" By Caroline Oliver: Opening Reception
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You’re invited to an opening reception on Saturday, Oct. 3 as WAAS Gallery presents a new body of work from visual artist Caroline Oliver titled “Acid Rain”

Please join us for cocktails and mingling from 7 to 10 p.m. as we celebrate "Acid Rain" by Caroline Oliver, on view at WAAS Oct. 3 through Oct. 31.

*FREE to attend, RSVP here or to amber@culture-hype.com

Oliver's abstract oil paintings consider neutral and neon color relationships and are filled with vertical and horizontal lines and drips of paint. These lines and drips are reminiscent of one of Oliver's absolute favorite things in life, rain. The crisp lines and dripped paint give soft blurs of color a defined, sharp edge to draw the viewer in.

Oliver's artistic output to date has been concerned with blending femininity with eeriness. Creating art has always been her natural bent and she feels most fully expressed when painting. The artist pursued multiple career avenues that require an artistic eye, but each ultimately brought her back to painting. After gaining a BFA with an emphasis in oil painting from Pepperdine University in 2008, she consistently and tirelessly worked to develop her skills through multiple solo shows and regular commissions.

Filled with neutral and neon lines and drips of paint, she chose this title because she has been going through very stripping, painful changes in the past couple years. Sobering realizations continually washed over her and, as acid rain erodes away a rock's surface, Oliver is being forced to let go of emotional and psychological crutches and be refined into the person she's meant to be. Each individual time she creates a piece, the artist says she is intimidated by the creative process but welcomes the highs and lows. Enjoying the cerebral challenge and emotional release of working through painful baggage and feelings of self-doubt, creating this exhibition became a form of therapy for Oliver.
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