February saw the Redmond Community Centre’s first exhibition opening of 2016! Artist Odette Farrell has banished the winter gloom here at the Redmond Community Centre with her gorgeous, bright and multilayered series of oil paintings, Migration Abstracts.
Odette’s abstract paintings were inspired by her stories of migration. Born in Mexico City to grandparents from Cuba, Spain, Mexico and Ireland. Her husband migrated from Colombia to Mexico, where her two children were born. The whole family now lives in London, and to add colour to the tapestry, two of the family members have British passports and the other two have Spanish passports. Odette’s question to you is: what is identity?
Odette works in oil on canvas, applying many layers of colour that work like palimpsests of different past stories. These leave traces that cannot be erased, showing the labyrinths and spirals of our lives, with many puzzles to solve. Odette has a B.A. in Architecture and has been working as an international artist since 2003. Her work has been exhibited in Mexico, Italy, Germany, Ireland, China, Spain, and the UK. She has also won several art awards.
Migration abstracts is showing at the Redmond Community Centre until March 20th 2016 and there’s also the chance to win a stunning work if you buy a £20 raffle ticket from Odette Farrell, with all funds raised going directly to Help Refugees, an organisation working with Syrian refugees and those in Calais. To find out more please contact Odette Farrell via email at email@example.com
If you are a local artist and interested in exhibiting at the Redmond Community centre, please get in touch with our Arts Cooridnator, Lucy Whitford, firstname.lastname@example.org.