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Today’s Events

  • Oct 31
    Tara Murino-Brault "Illuminations" Oct 31 to Dec 30 @Wolff Gallery
  • Nov 1
    Issac Layman - Never Was A Thing Nov 01 to Dec 29 @Elizabeth Leach Gallery
  • Nov 1
    Ralph Pugay - A Spiritual Guide to Brute Force Nov 01 to Dec 22 @Upfor Gallery
  • Dec 4
    The Immigrant Experience Dec 04 to Dec 29 @Blackfish Gallery
  • Dec 4
    HIBIKI MIYAZAKI – Paintings, Prints & Sculptures Dec 04 to Dec 29 @Augen Gallery
  • Dec 4
    Chasing Sophia Dec 04 to Jan 19 @Froelick Gallery
  • Dec 5
    Reverence - Jeffrey Conley Dec 05 to Jan 19 @Charles A. Hartman Fine Art
  • Dec 6
    The Eternal Magic of Our Soul Dec 06 to Jan 02 @Pearl Gallery and Framing
  • Dec 6
    Winter Group Exhibition Dec 06 to Dec 22 @Butters Gallery
  • Dec 6
    In Transit Dec 06 to Dec 30 @Blue Sky Gallery

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Cher Odum, Painter

I paint mostly with watercolor and gouache.
When I began developing my signature style with the big feet, small head, overall distorted body image, and the wild different colored hair in some, I was thinking about women in general. Being a woman myself, and working with women, and especially adolescents, I've observed how we all seem to hate what we see in the mirror. Our feet are too big, our bums are outrageously huge, we feel clumsy and awkward (especially so during adolescents), and think so 'small' of ourselves - - hence the small head. However, we are all beautiful beings, if only we could really see our being-ness. We are wiser than we know. That's what the pearl necklaces and errings are symbolic of - - pearls of wisdon. The eyes have a sense of knowing, which comes from being bright, wise, and intuitive beings, and our many different lifetimes here on earth, and in between. In the paintings where the figure is painted, in parts, outside the boarder, I am showing a breaking out of the self-imposed box we sometimeshave a tendancy to put ourselves into - - and how our being-ness is too large to be contained. The paintings where the woman is running, leaping, dancing above the mountains and trees show a free spirit - - larger than life - - and anything is possible if only we believe it. In recent paintings my women are sitting up straight, and looking right at the viewer, displaying a sense of confidence and inner strength, which is something we all strive for.