Victory Over the Sun

ODETTA is a new gallery exhibiting works by mid-career artists who have honed their craft and their vision. Special interest in contemporary painting, glyphs, music, color field, buddha mind, minimalism, playfulness and encyclopaedic obsessiveness.


Victory Over the Sun

recent works by

Gilbert Hsiao and Mary Judge

Suprematism was an art movement, focused on basic geometric forms, founded by Kazimir Malevich in Russia, around 1913. The term Suprematism refers to an abstract art based upon “the supremacy of pure artistic feeling” rather than on visual depiction of objects. Malevich created a suprematist “grammar” based on fundamental geometric forms; in particular, the square and the circle. For Malevich, it is upon the foundations of absolute non-objectivity that the future of the universe will be built – a future in which appearances, objects, comfort, and convenience no longer dominate.

Bushwick based artist and gallerist Mary Judge and Brooklyn based artist Gilbert Hsiao have distilled their visual vocabularies into a similar austere grammar. Yet, unlike Malevich, they use the simplicity of these fundamental forms, the circle and the square, as their jumping off point, and move into maximalist paintings employing figure ground reversals, pattern and optical diversion.

Victory Over the Sun will open during Bushwick Open Studios, with an Artists’ Reception on Saturday June 6, from 6-8 pm. This exhibition also celebrates the first anniversary of ODETTA gallery. On Sunday June 7, from 1-6 pm there will be a series of bands performing, curated by Bushwick artist Max Yawney, of the Unglued Radio Workshop.

In conjunction with Bushwick Open Studios
June 5 - July 5, 2015
OPENING Reception: Saturday June 6 from 6-8 pm
Artists’ Talk: Thursday June 11 from 7-8 pm

Next Exhibition: Thomas Lendvai: 10

a site responsive large scale sculpture

July 23 – August 23, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday July 23, 6-8 pm Artists Talk: Sunday July 26, 4:00 pm

Note: We'll be closed both weekends July 9-12 and July 16-19.
The gallery will be closed during show change in preparation for Thomas Lendvai's site specific work.
We will reopen on Thursday July 23rd with the opening reception for Thomas Lendvai: 10.


229 Cook Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Gallery hours: Thursday‐Sunday 1‐4 pm and by appointment.

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Gilbert Hsiao and Mary Judge and Ellen Fagan

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