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James Lindsay and Lance Austin Olsen:
Hide in Plain Sight

Deluge Contemporary Art
Victoria BC – Jan 29-Feb 27, 2016

James Lindsay, Light Industrial Space

James Lindsay, Light Industrial Space (2015), oil on canvas [Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria BC, Jan 29-Feb 27]

James Lindsay, Residential Space

James Lindsay, Residential Space (2015), oil on canvas [Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria BC, Jan 29-Feb 27]

James Lindsay, Selective Breeding - 3 Tulips and Alien Foetus

James Lindsay, Selective Breeding - 3 Tulips and Alien Foetus (2015), oil on canvas [Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria BC, Jan 29-Feb 27]


In James Lindsay and Lance Austin Olsen we find two extraordinarily talented men who have made the ultimate commitment to a lifetime of serious painting – quite remarkable in this high-speed era of the multimedia artist. This, their first show together, came about simply because, as Olsen explains, “I called James and said that one of the things I would love to do before I kick off is a show with him. We have both been around town since the early 1970s, and I have always liked his work.”

As Lindsay muses, “It’s a rare thing … two old white male artists used to be all the rage, [and] we just don’t see it at all anymore. The audience will be sharing in this disturbing, narrow vision and will be driven to examine the differences (although there are many similarities ... from roots to present practice). Certainly, it’s a rational presentation, the two of us.”

Deluge Contemporary Art curator Deborah de Boer explains, “Lance and Jim are contemporaries who have evolved a highly developed visual language through five decades of continuous artistic activity and experimentation with abstraction. Lance has been a longtime denizen of James Bay, and James has been based in Chinatown for decades. Together they represent the history and trajectory of contemporary art in Victoria.”

Christine Clark


















































Lance Olsen, Gyrefalcon: Storm Brewing #8

Lance Olsen, Gyrefalcon: Storm Brewing #8 (2015), pencil on translucent mylar [Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria BC, Jan 29-Feb 27]

Lance Olsen, Gyrefalcon: Storm Brewing #11

Lance Olsen, Gyrefalcon: Storm Brewing #11 (2015), pencil on translucent mylar [Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria BC, Jan 29-Feb 27]

Lance Olsen, Gyrefalcon: Storm Brewing #17

Lance Olsen, Gyrefalcon: Storm Brewing #17 (2015), pencil on translucent mylar [Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria BC, Jan 29-Feb 27]


 Sun, Feb 14, 2016