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PAT R I C K W I L S O N

O D I L I D O N A L D O D I TA

MANFRED MOHR

EVOLVING GEOMETRIES: Line, Form, and Color September 25–November 20, 2014 Moss Arts Center Building on the rich tradition of geometric abstraction, three one-person exhibitions take the visual language of line, form, and color in compelling directions. Opening Reception Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6–8 PM Grand Lobby, Moss Arts Center Free, refreshments and cash bar


Feedback, 2104 Acrylic on canvas

ODILI DONALD ODITA

72 x 90 inches

Grand Lobby and Miles C. Horton Jr. Gallery

Collection of the artist

Brilliant color, compositional complexity, and rhythmic energy

 ourtesy Bridgette Mayer Gallery, C Philadelphia, Penn. Image courtesy of the artist

In a unique reinvention of hard-edge abstraction, Odili Donald Odita infuses geometric form with pulsating shards of brilliant color. In his wall paintings and canvases, bands of color stream, intersect, collide, and diverge from each other to create dynamic patterns charged with references to African textiles, electronic music, television test-band patterns, and streaming data.

Grand Lobby Wall Painting On view and in progress beginning October 6 In this exceptional and ambitious project for the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, Odili Donald Odita transforms the Grand Lobby with a vibrant, large-scale wall painting created over a span of 25 days. Stay tuned . . . Additional information about Odili Donald Odita and his work: www.odilidonaldodita.com www.jackshainman.com/artists/odili-donald-odita Exhibition brochure: www.artscenter.vt.edu


Steak Night, 2013 Acrylic on canvas  ix paintings measuring S 17 x 17 inches each Collection of the Saitman Family  ourtesy of Susanne Vielmetter C Los Angeles Projects Photo credit: Robert Wedemeyer

PATRICK WILSON Ruth C. Horton Gallery Luminous, sumptuously colored geometric forms; complex, mesmerizing visual effects Los Angeles-based artist Patrick Wilson electrifies complex layers of geometric forms with hypersaturated color. In his paintings, geometry and lush color revel together in an exploration of structure, order, and the complexities of spatial dynamics. Additional information about Patrick Wilson and his work: www.vielmetter.com/artists/patrick-wilson/selected-works.html www.amy-nyc.com/artists/patrick-wilson Exhibition brochure: www.artscenter.vt.edu


P-1011/I1, 2005 (left) Pigment ink on canvas 66 x 51 inches  ourtesy of bitforms gallery, C New York City P-1011/F1, 2005 (center) Pigment ink on canvas 66 x 51 inches  ourtesy of bitforms gallery, C New York City P-1011-M, 2005 (right) Pigment ink on canvas and wood 51 x 51 inches  ourtesy of bitforms gallery, C New York City

MANFRED MOHR Sherwood Payne Quillen ’71 Reception Gallery and Francis T. Eck Exhibition Corridor A rigorous exploration of geometric form—cubes, hypercubes, lines, planes, and the relationships among them A pioneer of computer-generated art, Manfred Mohr began incorporating elements of geometry into his abstract works in the late 1960s and has since produced elegant, generative images and digital works on canvas that transcend their rigid, analytical beginnings. Additional information about Manfred Mohr and his work: www.emohr.com http://www.bitforms.com/artists/mohr Exhibition brochure: www.artscenter.vt.edu


The Odili Donald Odita wall painting at the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech is supported in part by a donation from Valley Paint, a locally owned and operated independent Benjamin Moore retailer.

A previous wall painting in progress Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki, Finland

For more information about this and future exhibitions, visit www.artscenter.vt.edu. Front cover, from left: PATRICK WILSON

ODILI DONALD ODITA

MANFRED MOHR

Brussels Sprouts and Mustard, 2013

REM, 2011

Screen still from P1411-I, 2010-2014

Acrylic on canvas

Acrylic on canvas

parallelResonance series

17 x 17 inches

50 x 60 inches

LCD screen, Mac mini, custom software

Collection of the Saitman Family

Collection of Valentino D. Carlotti

18 x 14 x 4 inches

 ourtesy of Susanne Vielmetter C Los Angeles Projects Photo credit: Robert Wedemeyer

Collection of the artist  ourtesy of bitforms gallery, C New York City


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The following events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday-Friday, 10 AM–6 PM Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM–4 PM

Artist Talks

Closed on Saturday, Sept. 27 and Nov. 1 (Virginia Tech home football games)

Thursday, September 25 Patrick Wilson 6:30 PM Ruth C. Horton Gallery Manfred Mohr 7 PM Sherwood Payne Quillen ‘71 Reception Gallery

My Take Talks This series invites people from all walks of life to share their “take” on the art in the center’s galleries. Join in an exchange of ideas in a relaxed, social atmosphere. Melissa Schwartz, J.D., Ph.D. student, Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought, Virginia Tech Saturday, October 11, 6:50 PM Miles C. Hornton Jr. Gallery More talks will be added throughout the fall. Check www.artscenter.vt.edu for more dates.

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