1702 Lincoln Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
opens September 11, 2011
Jayme Odgers and Lisa Adams at Offramp Gallery opening
No Mud, No Lotus
Jayme Odgers' first love of art came through painting watercolors on location as a student at the Art Center College of Design in the early l960's. After college Jayme directed his talents into commerical art and apprenticed under Paul Rand. He has also worked as a designer, photographer and painter.
Recently Jayme was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, a disabling neural/muscular condition that effects the muscles of the upper body. Artists can be great problem solvers. Jayme has been studio bound and has begun to ease into creating drawings on paper. Watercolor allows for a gentle approach to making art.
The watercolors are based on previous memories of living in Connecticut, his homeland of Montana and his influences of Charles Burchfield's watercolors. Like Burchfield he deals with the underlying "spirit" of the work.
As I reflected on the watercolors I could imagine Jayme moving through his memories and translating them gracefully into veils of color.