Opening Reception for Imploding Meaning

Jan. 26, 2023, 5:00–7:00 p.m.

Palmer Gallery, College Center

The Palmer Gallery exhibit Imploding Meaning: Tale-less Tales About Absolutely Nothing and Everything In Between (Jan. 19–March 1) features the work of M. Pettee Olsen, Michael Oatman, Rosanne Walsh, and Monica Church. Imploding Meaning is based on the premise that art does not so much as serve story telling as upend it. The participating artists actively cultivate positive ambiguity and would like the viewer to “consider the wordless story; with no beginning, middle or end” (a Zen koan for our times). This multimedia exhibit will feature painting, collage, and installation.


Photo graph of photo collage featuring multiple circular images on a white field
Michael Oatman, Imitation of Life, 2020, collage (detail)