menacing BUTT SPACES

menacing BUTT SPACES
by Odele E. Zhang

April 28th - May 11th, 2013

chashama 266
266 West 37th Street
(btw 7th and 8th Ave.)
New York, NY

Gallery Hours:
Thursday, May 9 - Saturday, May 11
Wednesday, May 15 - Sunday, May 18

10am - 5pm

Closing Reception:
Saturday May 11, 2 - 4 p.m.

Artist's Statement:
menacing BUTT SPACES is the title of Odele's second solo exhibition following the series of "lost" animals in the her previous series shown in Shanghai in December 2012.

All the paintings in the current show are painted on the seats of broken IKEA chairs. Come "SIT" around. 

The show incorporates interactive elements and asks for your creativity and perspective. Please become engaged.

Possible presences at the show might also include: a Sea Turtle, Pink Lions, Elephants, a Hyena, a Shark, and more.

Closing reception includes wine and finger food. Please come help make it an awesome party.

Artist Bio:
Odele Eleanor Zhang was born in 1987. She grew up in China in the early '90's, relocating to Cleveland, OH with her family in 1998. Odele gathers artistic influence from a variety of cultural sources. She studied starting in high school and took fine arts classes at the University of Pennsylvania during her college years. However, Odele has evolved into an an artist mostly through her own practices and observations. She believes that true understanding and expression of oneself depends not on formative education, but on one’s own initiative to keep on pondering. In late 2009, Odele moved to Shanghai. Her return to China has given her an unpredicted opportunity to reevaluate the contexts -- “community,” “nation,” or “world” -- in which we live. Currently, Odele divides her time between the United States and China.

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