Karyn Olivier’s discrete rearrangement and dislocation of familiar subjects shifts our experience, asking us to reconcile memory with the present moment, and collapsing past, present and future.
Her work often deals with themes of public and private space, and a collective nostalgia connected to shared social and physical experiences.
Karyn Olivier, who was born in Trinidad and Tobago, is best known for her large-scale installation, that manipulates ordinary spaces and everyday objects, intervening in “blind spots” to alter our perceptions of fixed forms and narratives.
From the exhibition Everything That’s Alive Moves, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
Photo: Constance Mensh
Credits: @karynolivier 💜 @icaphiladelphia