ODETTA exhibits works by mid-career artists who have honed their craft and their vision. Directed by artist Ellen Hackl Fagan, special interest is given to contemporary painting, glyphs, music, Color Field, Buddha Mind, Minimalism, playfulness and encyclopedic obsessiveness.


The gallery will be closed for installation through June 3, 2016

Special Note: Gallery will be closed Memorial Day Weekend

The gallery will reopen on Friday June 3 with Child's Play, featuring new works
by Meg Atkinson, Kenny Colors, Margaret Roleke, Eileen Weitzman Flat File Artists: Lydia Viscardi and Fran Kornfeld.
Opening reception Friday June 3, 6-8 pm

Jim Hett
Freehand, Ink, Line Drawing of the View from Inside ODETTA Gallery, in Bushwick, Brooklyn, to the Great Outdoors, in June of 2015
Ink on paper

I was originally attracted to making this drawing by the appearance of two Hopperesque buildings in the distance, their silhouettes altered by the newfangled TV satellite dishes mounted atop their roofs and their electrical cords haphazardly dangling down the front side of one of the buildings, into windows below; technology that didn't exist in Hopper's day, but that would have likely remained in the picture, if it had been one of his own. But, the buildings became only a small portion of the drawing. From within the gallery, a place for the display of artworks and in this case a sanctuary for the creation of one, I depleted the scene of its color and made the drawing as if running a finger along the line and edge of every object and spacial layer in front of me. Less detailed, spiraling areas of white, animate and balance the drawing while each frame of the gallery's exterior front, breaks the chaotic scene into a drawing of its own; a wall of changing graffiti and an ever evolving cityscape, with a welcome mat at the portal between inside and out.

ODETTA's at FLUX Fair May 3-31, 2016
Cast and Formed with Linda Cunningham, Susan Stair, and Kurt Steger
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Meg Atkinson, Kenny Colors, Margaret Roleke, Eileen Weitzman and Ellen Fagan

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