Mark Joseph Oliver: The Best-Laid Plans, Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m. CASS, 2722 S. MacDill Ave.
Two day’s before the opening reception, Mark Joseph Oliver
takes a breather from curating to scarf down some sushi- he almost forgot to eat — but let’s face it, a solo gallery show trumps lunch on a concrete floor any day.
The opening reception for his one-man show, The Best-Laid Plans
, will be at CASS
tonight at 7.
Oliver has been working with a tight schedule for this show. He received word that it was a go about a month in advance, which left him with a short supply of time to construct and curate. But, by some heavenly combination of skill and artistry, the man has managed to fill the giant gallery with exclusive sculptures and prints (some of which are also giant).
“I like to kind of take viewers out of their normal expectations of walking into a show, and even walking into a room. Hopefully it’s a little disorienting,” said Oliver. “But, I like to leave it up to the viewer.”
Without spilling all the cool beans, I’ll name a few of the show’s contents: a big beaver-chewed log, a 12-foot dirt and sod runway and some shotgun aftermath. Oh, and a 1,000 pound artillery shell. Can't forget about that.