The Widening Hold is an immersive, site-specific installation that encompasses the site of the Olson Gallery.
It is an experiential encounter that is meant to thoughtfully engage the visitor into reflection and contemplation. The work invites awareness to the immediacy of the moment and yet also to a transcendent sense of time and space.
About the Artist: Olga Lah is a Korean-American artist, born and raised in the Los Angeles area. She received a double B.A. in Studio Art and Art History from the University of California at Riverside. She also received an M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. She explores ideas on existence in large-scale, site-specific installations. Her work engages with themes of transcendence, perception, and phenomenological experience. She has exhibited extensively including at the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions; and Los Angeles International Airport. Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Korea Times, LA Weekly, OC Weekly, KCET Artbound, and Los Angeles Magazine.
Bethel has two distinct on campus galleries. Located in the heart of the Art Department, the Johnson Gallery is committed to fostering richness and vitality within the Twin Cities art community through wide-ranging exhibitions by local and national artists as well as student exhibitions. The Olson Gallery exhibits nationally and internationally established artists with the goals of enhancing the university community’s understanding and appreciation of artistic engagement with the world and stimulating public dialogue on issues of art, faith, and culture.
Monday - Friday: 9am - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am - 6pm
When visiting the exhibition, please park in the West Lot
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