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Margaret Garrett, Matt Magee, Robert Olson, Naho Taruishi, Diana Weymar
March 11 – April 8, 2021
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 11, 6-8pm

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Margaret Garrett (b. 1965) was born in North Carolina and raised in Pennsylvania. She grew up training to be a dancer and went on to dance with the Pennsylvania and Cleveland Ballet Companies. In her early twenties, she discovered painting, finding something spiritually akin to dance in the movement of line and color, and switched her focus to visual art. Her artistic practice includes painting, printmaking, collage, and video work. Garrett’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States including Danese/Corey, the Flag Art Foundation, Birnam Wood, the Parrish Art Museum and is held in numerous private and corporate collections in the United States and Europe.

Matt Magee (b. 1961) was born in Paris, France and has a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and a Master of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. He currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Magee’s work is held in the collections of Museum Fine Arts Houston, Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, Albuquerque Art Museum, Columbus Museum of Art, JP Morgan Chase Art Collection, New York and Twitter Inc., San Francisco.

Robert Olsen (1969-2014) received his BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1998 and his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2002. Planthouse featured Olsen in its second show in 2013—it was his last solo show. In April of 2014, Olsen died in his sleep of a heart attack. He was forty-four years old.

While in college he started showing paintings through the Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects gallery. He would later have solo shows at: Black Dragon Society, LA; Plane Space, NY; G Fine Art, Washington DC; and Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver and Toronto, Canada. He was in group shows at: H2O LA; University of North Texas, Denton; Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Cal State LA; Marcello Marvelli Gallery NY; ArtForum Berlin, Germany; Hayworth Gallery LA; Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs NY; Monterrey Mexico; Reed College, Portland OR; Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY; Hartford Community College, Bel Air, MD; CCA at 100, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Nathan Larramendy; Ojai, CA; Ars Libri, Boston MA; The Green Gallery East, Milwaukee, WI; ACP LA; Silverlake, LA, CA; Torrance Art Museum, Torrance CA; Wonderloch Kellerland, Berlin Germany; Anne Marten’s Home, LA; and Begovich Gallery – CSU Fullerton, CA. His last solo show was L.A. Freeways at Planthouse, NY, and curated his last group show, “I, II, III”, at South of Sunset, LA.

Naho Taruishi lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been shown locally and abroad, including at Planthouse Gallery, The Drawing Center, Artists Space, A.I.R. Gallery in New York. 

Diana Weymar is an artist and activist. She grew up in the wilderness of Northern British Columbia, studied creative writing at Princeton University, and worked in film in New York City. She has created projects with Build Peace (in Nicosia, Bogota, Zurich, Belfast and the US/Mexico border), the Arts Council of Princeton, the Nantucket Atheneum, the W.E.B. Du Bois Center at UMass Amherst, the University of Puget Sound, The Zen Hospice Project (San Francisco), the Peddie School, Open Arts Space (Damascus, Syria), Trans Tipping Point Project (Victoria, BC), New York Textile Month, Textile Arts Center (Brooklyn, NY), The Wing (NYC and SF), and Alison Cornyn’s Incorrigibles project, as well as Syrian journalist and activist Mansour Omari. She is a judge / presenter for All Stitched Up at the University of Puget Sound.

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