Body & Space

18.11.2010 - 23.12.2010


Jack Shainman Gallery
513 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel: +1 212 645 1701


Odili Donald Odita


Odili Donald Odita - Point of Return, 2010 Acrylic on canvas 90 x 92 inches

Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to announce Body & Space, the second solo exhibition at the gallery of new work by Odili Donald Odita. The exhibition opens November 18th, and runs through December 23rd. A reception for the artist will take place on Thursday, November 18th.

The ideas behind Body & Space came to me in 1999 in the middle of my own aesthetic investigation on the term, ‘Black.’ Since that time, I have wanted to move beyond what I found to be the abstract nature of black, and find a space that could be more real, and more specific in the many implications and directions created through this term. I eventually found my way through Color. For myself, color is the way to become specific about black, i.e., black as skin, as a social construct, and as real experience.

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