Rotating quarterly, AMSET's Café Arts Series for Local Artists gives local artists the opportunity
to feature their artwork in a museum.
CRAIG ODLE: Experiments and Evolution
On View August 29 – November 17, 2019
Reception: Sunday, September 15, 2-4 p.m.
Craig Odle, I Don't Want No Water Ma!, 2019, mixed media on canvas, 16 x 20 inches
If we look at life and the world all around us, we can see evolution first hand. I believe that my experience and progression with my passion to create is no different. I had an experience around four years ago that changed my outlook on art and what it would take to move forward with my craft, and since then I have one day at a time moved further away from my comfort zone. Over time I have begun to believe that my art is a living thing- when it is pushed and nourished it evolves like every other living being in the universe. These pieces showcase many of the experiments that took place to help my painting practice grow into what it is currently. Only time, and the evolution that takes place during that time, will tell as to what the future holds for me and the canvases that cross my path.
Craig Odle was born in Houston, Texas in 1987 and grew up in Beaumont, Texas. He is a pop-surrealist/lowbrow painter who finds inspiration in day-to-day life. The concepts he uses in his paintings come to him from conversations, music, movies, dreams and sometimes just odd thoughts. The titles used for his pieces generally speak to whatever idea that was used in the conception of the piece. Sometimes his pieces have a deep or dark meaning while other times the piece may seem like a riddle or a pun.