As if the Linen Building wasn’t busy enough hosting concerts, fundraisers, Sunday Markets and cupcake competitions, the Linen District events space will also open a new art gallery this Friday, August 14.
Located on the second floor of the revamped building, this loft-style gallery will get things swinging with a solo show featuring oil artist Corrin M. Olson's "Urbanscapes" series. With swirling globs of bright oil paint, Olson’s abstract pieces examine “society's built environment from both the structural (physical) and social (human interaction) perspectives.” A few of Olson’s pieces even weave in newspaper clippings about terrorist attacks, corruption and fundamentalism to add a palpable urban texture.
While admission to the gallery opening is free, it’ll cost you 10 bones to get into the afterparty, which starts at 10 p.m. Besides a full bar and a DJ spinning into the wee hours, the afterparty also promises the opportunity to walk away with one of Olson’s pieces for free.