ARTIST TALK: ODILI DONALD ODITA
THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 4 P.M.
210 McKnight Art Center West
Wichita State University School of Art and Design
Nigerian-born and Ohio-raised, this Philadelphia-based artist draws upon multiple visual sources for his work. He appropriates and reinvents from television test-band patterns and mid-20th century wallpaper as well as from memories of landscapes both local and global. Hear Odita speak about this work and its fascinating combinations. He will discuss the development of his practice and the new large-scale project made specifically for his Ulrich Project Series show, Television. Odita has exhibited his work around the globe, most recently at the 2007 Venice Biennale, the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. The Ulrich museum is honored to welcome him to Wichita as a Project Series artist.
The Wichita Eagle's April 5 Sunday Arts section featured an article on Odita: http://www.kansas.com/entertainment/story/761080.html
Television is on view through April 26.
This event is free and open to the public. Following the presentation, join the artist
for conversation, refreshments, and
gallery viewing at the Ulrich Museum of Art.
For more information, call 316-978-3664 or visit www.ulrich.wichita.edu/calendar.
Photo above: Odili Donald Odita at the 52nd Venice Biennale, 2007, photograph by Giovanni Pancino and courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery