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Monday, September 19, 2011

Jayme Odgers Watercolors at Offramp Gallery

Jayme Odgers Recent Watercolors
Offramp Gallery
1702 Lincoln Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
opens September 11, 2011

Jayme Odgers and Lisa Adams at Offramp Gallery opening 

Autumn Synesthesia

Bimini Atoll

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. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Roland Reiss-Personal Politics

Sculpture From l970's and l980's
Pasadena Museum of California Art
9-18-2011 thru 1/8/2012
Review of exhibition to follow

I was introduced to Roland Reiss in l979 at an artist's talk at Cal. State Long Beach during my first year of graduate school.  His discussion centered on the sculptures currently exhibited at the museum.

Bill Bush from Artweek.LA before he was asked for his press pass.

Mat Gleason said he new everybody at the opening...

Reiss sculpture casts a shadow...

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Born This Way\
Lisa Adams
Sept 11, 2011 opening at Offramp Gallery-Pasadena, CA


Lisa Adams' current personal experiences have made her aware of how people cope with unexpected adversities.  Adams talked about living life in the gray areas where happiness and tragedy are sublimated.  The random splashes and drips of color, along with uprooted trees and plants, define the destructive elements of nature.  The regenerative aspects are portrayed through images of flowers and birds.  Gouache #19 exemplies her perspective with two spheres of earth floating above water. They miraculously produce individual tree sprouts shooting into the sky.  Beneath the water are fragile and significant symbiotic threads that reflect how humans are often bound by mutual experiences and fears.

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