A Retrospective, 1964 to Present by Joe Oddo Sicily Revisited by Jean Marchese Gallagher

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Time: December 14, 2012 to March 10, 2013
Location: Museo Italo Americano
City/Town: San Francisco
Website or Map: http://museoitaloamericano.org
Event Type: exhbition
Organized By: Museo Italo Americano

The son of Sicilian immigrants, Joe Oddo is a long-time resident of the San Francisco Bay area and a self-described "traditionalist" painter. During the 1960s he studied at the San Francisco Art Institute with James Weeks whose influence is seen in his works. He taught at various colleges including the San Francisco Art Institute, Stanford University and the University of California, Davis. After teaching in rural schools for the Nevada Arts Council and painting high desert landscapes, he returned to California and, through his art, began to explore the urban landscapes of Oakland and San Francisco as well as the popular Bay Area sport of skulling. He continues to refine his painting technique and says that by questioning his use of subject, color and drawing, a painting "logic" emerges which he cannot articulate before he begins, but one that results from a long, intuitive visual struggle. His show at the Museo Italo Americano is a retrospective of Joe's 50-year artistic career.

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