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The Art of Elysium & Paddle 8 — https://paddle8.com/artists/quam-odunsi/
Known Gallery — http://knowngallery.com/blog/post/tag/quam-odunsi/
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Distinction without a Difference
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 20 6-9pm
Design Matters is proud to present the third solo exhibition by Quam Odunsi, Distinction without a Difference.
Distinction without a Difference is a type of logical fallacy where an author or speaker attempts to describe a distinction between two things, even though there is, in fact, no actual difference. It is particularly used when a word or phrase has connotations associated with it that one party to an argument prefers to avoid.
Quam Odunsi is a Los Angeles based artist who depicts the city as clean, obscure, and candid. His vintage photography, collage, silkscreen, painting, film, and sculpture engender nostalgia while simultaneously remaining contemporary. He has become renowned in the Los Angeles area for his images of celebrities and pop culture, under the pseudonym Reserve Result.
The opening reception for Distinction without a Difference will take place Thursday, November 20, 6-9pm. The reception is open to the public, and the show will be on view through Friday, December 19.
Quam Odunsi’s The Reagents
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 10, 7-10 pm
Design Matters is proud to present “The Reagents” by Quam Odunsi. Due to the immense success of his first show at Design Matters in April 2012, “Anachronistic Capture: Motion & Stills”, Quam will be returning this October for his second solo show with the gallery.
Quam Odunsi is a Los Angeles based artist who depicts the city as clean, obscure and candid. His vintage photography, collage, silkscreen, painting and sculpture engender nostalgia while simultaneously remaining contemporary. The anachronistic nature of his images leads to interesting, raw photography. He has become renowned in the Los Angeles area for his images of celebrities and pop culture under the pseudonym Reserve Result.
In “The Reagents,” Quam depicts a series of works in which he takes on the character of a government surveillance official who becomes increasingly absorbed by citizens and their private lives. Quam’s 35mm, 120mm, and Polaroid film images contain surveillances of the lives of others. His artwork takes the form of many mediums; silkscreen, painting, sculpture, and film on archival paper and canvas.
The opening reception for “The Reagents” will take place Thursday, October 10 at Design Matters Gallery from 7-10. The reception is open to the public, and the exhibition will be on view through Tuesday, October 29, 2013.
Anachronistic Capture: Motion & Stills
Opening Reception Thursday March 29th, 2012 from 7-10pm
Design Matters is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by Quam Odunsi.
In Anachronistic Capture: Motion & Stills, the Los Angeles-based artist uses vintage cameras and equipment to create motion and stills on celluloid, recording and documenting contemporary subjects with his analog tools from a technological past. Using the city of Los Angeles and its inhabitants as his main setting, he constructs scenes and records the environment as cinematic content on 35mm, Polaroid and Super 8mm film.
Quam Odunsi (b. Chicago, Illinois) is an artist of Nigerian descent who lives and works in Los Angeles. A graduate of UCLA Extension’s Certificate in Feature Film Writing & Directing, he was selected for all four-quarters of the highly competitive and selective art of filmmaking program. He was chosen as part of the six Directors to exclusively premiere their short film – his being Kissed By Season – at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and shown later at the Sacramento International Film Festival. Borland, Odunsi’s first feature film, was shot on location in the natural surroundings of Texas and premiered at AFI in Dallas. Recent exhibitions include Taco de Lomography at the Lomography Gallery and First Pump at Hold Up Art. You can see a teaser for this show, Anachronistic Capture, here.