Demetrius Oliver

The artist will present a lecture on his work in Blount Auditorium, Buckman Hall on Thursday, February 26 at 7 pm

The reception for the show will be held in the gallery 
from 6 - 8 pm, Friday,  February 27, 2009.

Demetrius Oliver’s photograph, Till, was a standout from this season’s Taking Aim: Selections from the Elliot L. Perry Collection.  (The haunting image was a profile shot of the artist covered in generous amount of chocolate frosting.)  This one person show will gather a number of large-scale photographs, sculpture, slide-projection, and video in an effort to articulate a visual form for the cycles of thought, investigation, and experimentation endemic to artistic practice and self-discovery.

Demetrius Oliver has participated in solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, P.S.1. MoMA Project Space, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, D’Amelio Terras in New York as well as Inman Gallery in Houston.  Oliver received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and completing his MFA at the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, Oliver has been a resident at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, a Core Fellow at The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, a resident at the Studio Museum in Harlem, and a recipient of The Rema Hort Mann Foundation Visual Art Grant.
If you should have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Gallery Director Hamlett Dobbins at Clough-Hanson Gallery (901) 843-3442, via email at