Olly Olly Presents Making Space

By Editorial Team on July 20, 2016

Fri, 22 July 2016 - Sat, 20 August 2016

Image Credit: Anne Smith, Brick 3, collage, 12” x 18”, 2016
Image Credit: Anne Smith, Brick 3, collage, 12” x 18”, 2016


Opening Reception: Saturday, July 23 from 7pm – 10pm

On view: July 23 – August 20, 2016

Olly Olly, an alternative art space in Fairfax, VA, is pleased to present Making Space, co-curated by Anne Smith. Making Space is an exhibition of artists whose work investigates an awareness of built space, especially the unexpected peculiarities found in rigid structures of architecture and infrastructure. Built structures able to be measured and marked on a map or blueprint become more complex and open-ended in the work of these artists. A wall, a window, a road, or a curb are shown as more than a nameable quantity, but contain tension, uncertainty, humor, and wonder. The artists in Making Space call attention to these flexibilities of built space, inserting ambiguity into structure. On Saturday, July 23, 2016, from 7pm to 10pm, spend an evening with the artists:

  • Cynthia Connolly
  • Margo Elsayd
  • Anne Smith
  • Diane Szczepaniak
  • Elena Volkova

Olly Olly wants to nourish the body and the community as well. We will be collecting healthy non-perishable food items for the Food Bridge Program at Our Daily Bread, which provides short-term emergency food assistance to Fairfax County area residents who are in crisis. We encourage you to bring a healthy non-perishable food item to donate. The Food Bridge Program is most in need of cooking oil, brown rice, dried beans, canned fruit in its own juices, and pasta sauce.

Olly Olly, located at 10417 Main Street, 2nd Floor in Fairfax, VA, is open Tuesdays 6pm-9pm, as well as for special events and by appointment. Making Space will be on view at Olly Olly from July 23, 2016 through August 20, 2016. Please call 703-789-6144 for more information.