Press Release - "Loose Copy" by Odysseus Wolken
First Amendment Gallery
Opening Reception - March 2nd, 12-10pm
Through - March 29, 2019
First Amendment Gallery is excited to present Loose Copy, an exhibition of paintings by Oakland-based artist Odysseus Wolken. This latest series of work is a personification of different memories, allowing them to interact with each other as deconstructed representations. Loose Copy opens Saturday March 2nd 12-10pm and will be on view through Friday, March 29th at First Amendment Gallery located at 1000 Howard St. in Downtown San Francisco. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 12-6pm. To receive a preview of Loose Copy contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loose Copy explores these memories by deconstructing forms and reconstructing them with a childlike sincerity. The series tempers its formal simplicity with the complexity of things not fully known, investigating the relationship between memory and experience. As the gap between these grows, our recollection of them shifts, and each image aims to capture this continuous transformation.
Oakland-based painter, Odysseus Wolken, was born and raised in Western Massachusetts. He studied at the New England School of Art & Design, RISD, and the San Francisco Art Institute. At SFAI, he studied under Bruce McGaw, Daniel Lawrence, and Brad Brown. He has shown work at The Juxtapoz Clubhouse in Denver, Good Mother Gallery in Oakland, Superchief Gallery in Los Angeles, and at SWIM Gallery in San Francisco.