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Odili Donald Odita poses in front of his wall painting, Shadow and Light (For Julian Francis Abele), on view at the Nasher Museum. Photo by J Caldwell.

I was thinking quite a lot about the tension of the red and blue. They're the most vibrating colors that you have in the color wheel.

Odili Donald Odita

The idea of color, and the power and space of color.

Artist Odili Donald Odita
Artist Odili Donald Odita gazes at his mural Light and Shadow (For Julian Frances Abele). Photo by J Caldwell.

This is a 6-minute video about the artist Odili Donald Odita, whose work is part of the Nasher Museum collection. In this video, the artist visits the Nasher Museum and talks about his painting, Chasm. Odili is a member of the Nasher Museum’s national Board of Advisors.

It goes between being a landscape and being something that's a mental Rubik's Cube.

Odili Donald Odita

Special Thanks

Odili Donald Odita, artist
Trevor Schoonmaker, Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director, Nasher Museum

Art reproduced with permission.

Odili Donald Odita, Chasm, 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 60 × 120 inches (152.4 × 304.8 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Gift of Kenneth W. Hubbard and Victoria Dauphinot; 2020.9.1.

Odili Donald Odita, Shadow and Light (For Julian Francis Abele), 2015. Acrylic latex paint on wall, dimensions variable. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art. Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Victoria Dauphinot, Kenneth W. Hubbard, and the Duke University Office of the Executive Vice President. Commissioned by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. © Odili Donald Odita. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York.

Video Production Team

Videographer/Editor: J Caldwell
Producer and Videographer: Wendy Page Hower
Head of Graphic Design and Videographer: Joel P. Johnson


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