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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Jayme Odgers---Where am I Today?

Offramp Gallery
1702 Lincoln Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103  626-298-6931

9.20.14.Tough Decisions 2014

01.17.2015 Rage 2015

View of Odgers - Where am I Today?

Jayme Odgers with his portraits 
(l)  11.26.15 Determined and Thankful 2015
(r) Make It Go Away 2015

A Happy Accident

With regards to Jayme Odgers current exhibition at Offramp Gallery in Pasadena, 
every experience I have had so far is a happy accident.  A friend and I showed up on the wrong day and were graciously given a personal walk-through by Jane Chafin the director.  Odgers' self-portraits also contain this notion because every portrait is dedicated to specific moments in his daily life that are filled with the unexpected. Hurray for the encouraging transitory nature of life that makes allowances for happy accidents.  Odgers stoically remains the sole designer of his life.   Odgers' moments veer from fear, anger, frustration and quandary, to an authentic, sublime, venerated being.  Every drawing is dated, documented, and contains the materials and paper specifics.  

Odgers' portraits are courageous, genuine, and represent a lion tamer for the element of line.  
Many of the drawings consist of simple lines of pencil or ink.  In  01.17.2015 Rage 2015, Odgers depicts the feeling of "rage", throughout the drawing, beginning with his body stripped bare and his skin tautly draped onto a subliminal skeletal frame.  The selective cobalt ink lines support Odgers feeling of an arctic chill which ironically emotes a "steamed-seething" persona. The snarling teeth are drawn with accuracy influenced by his years of drawing and illustration. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015





Por La Paz 2015 (10 6/10"x12 7/10')

Climate of Generations

 Segovia continues to exhibit his work at CB-1 Gallery which divides his goals to exhibit his paintings and sculptures and express his heart of a Christian and spiritual being. Segovia was born on the border of Texas (Chihuahua, Mexico). His art combines his influences of both countries. Most evident are the influences of his ancestral voices. The "God's Eye" sculpture illuminates and symbolizes the four corners, and the symbol of the christian cross and also a tradition of the indigenous Huichol. The legend of the Huichol explain that the moment a child is born, the father will create a "God's Eye" for the newborn and will continue to add small "God's Eyes" to each corner for the next five years. The "God's Eye" hangs near the child's crib for god's protection. In accordance with the title of the exhibition, "prayers" and a litany of prayers is the overall theme of the exhibition. He is sharing his exaltation with the gallery viewers. Artists sometimes speak of communing with a higher power or a universal mind during the creative process. The metaphoric stars support Christians, agnostics, atheist and various mutations of beliefs. Segovia's spiritual exploration also seems to influenced by "Mantras" of India. "Por la Paz" 2015 (10 6/10"x12 7/10") sky of constellations is reminiscent of Indian designs, patterns and spiritual essence.

 "El clima de Generaciones"

 Segovia continúa exhibiendo su trabajo en CB-1 Galería que divide sus metas para exhibir sus pinturas y esculturas y expresar su corazón de un ser cristiano y espiritual. Segovia nació en la frontera de Texas (Chihuahua, México). Su arte combina sus influencias de ambos países. Lo más evidente son las influencias de sus voces ancestrales. La escultura "Ojo de Dios" ilumine y simboliza los cuatro puntos cardinales, y el símbolo de la cruz cristiana y también una tradición de los huicholes indígena. La leyenda de los huicholes a explicar que el momento en que nace un niño, el padre va a crear un "Ojo de Dios" para el recién nacido y continuará añadiendo pequeñas "Ojos de Dios" en cada esquina para los próximos cinco años. El "Ojo de Dios" cuelga cerca de la cuna del niño para la protección de Dios. De acuerdo con el título de la exposición, "oraciones" y una letanía de oraciones es el tema general de la exhibtion. Él está compartiendo su exaltacion con los espectadores de la galería. Los artistas a veces hablan de comunión con un poder superior o una mente universal durante el proceso creativo. Las estrellas metafóricas apoyan cristianos, agnósticos, ateos y varias mutaciones de creencias. Exploración espiritual de Segovia también parece influenciado por "mantras" de la India. "Por la Paz" 2015 (10 10/6 "x12 7/10") el cielo de constellatiions es una reminiscencia de diseños indios, los patrones y esencia espiritual.