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Shaun O'Dell

Sound of Suggestions From Between Forms, 2016

Gouache and acrylic ink on paper mounted to canvas
30 × 22 in
76.2 × 55.9 cm
This is a unique work.
On hold
location
East Hampton
About the work
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Shaun O'Dell
American, b. 1968
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Through a diverse range of work—including drawings, videos, music, and sculptures—Shaun O’Dell explores Americans’ fraught relationship with nature. As he describes: “For years my drawings—and paintings as well—have been thoughts about how we engage and interact with nature. Specifically, I have been interested in: how our engagement with nature has influenced the development of the American mind […].” For O’Dell, the American attitude towards nature has been driven by a destroy-and-conquer ethos, which extends to ideology, politics, and international relations. He simultaneously conveys and rejects this attitude and its development in his works, in which he re-interprets American history. Borrowing the iconography of timelines, maps, and geological charts, he crafts meticulous compositions full of abstract and semi-representational forms that read as such natural phenomena as sunsets, or manmade forces like nuclear explosions.

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About the work
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Shaun O'Dell
American, b. 1968
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Through a diverse range of work—including drawings, videos, music, and sculptures—Shaun O’Dell explores Americans’ fraught relationship with nature. As he describes: “For years my drawings—and paintings as well—have been thoughts about how we engage and interact with nature. Specifically, I have been interested in: how our engagement with nature has influenced the development of the American mind […].” For O’Dell, the American attitude towards nature has been driven by a destroy-and-conquer ethos, which extends to ideology, politics, and international relations. He simultaneously conveys and rejects this attitude and its development in his works, in which he re-interprets American history. Borrowing the iconography of timelines, maps, and geological charts, he crafts meticulous compositions full of abstract and semi-representational forms that read as such natural phenomena as sunsets, or manmade forces like nuclear explosions.

Shaun O'Dell

Sound of Suggestions From Between Forms, 2016

Gouache and acrylic ink on paper mounted to canvas
30 × 22 in
76.2 × 55.9 cm
This is a unique work.
On hold
location
East Hampton
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