Color is a major signifier within a painting; it not only contributes to mood, it can have deep conceptual and meaningful implications. Students in this workshop perform studio exercises and hold discussions on the topic of color to gain an understanding and insight into its function within the realm of painting. Artists make paintings with an emphasis on color, specifically discovering new color schemes to examine and explore color choice and its effect within their paintings. As a part of the workshop, the class conducts group critiques of completed course work to better understand the overall usage and effect of color in the work.
Students may use oil, acrylic or gouache paints and any additional materials needed to make work.
There are exercises, discussions and critiques as well as daily studio time and one-on-one feedback from faculty.
Odili Donald Odita has created many large-scale wall installations, including the US Mission to the United Nations in New York. Solo exhibitions include: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Studio Museum in Harlem; and the ICA, Philadelphia. Odili is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery.