Odegaard art + design, a storefront space in downtown Naples, FL, is now serving as both a studio and exhibition space for my own work.
Having recently relocated to Naples from NYC (where I worked as an artist and designer for 35 years), I see this new studio as a kind of laboratory to further explore the creative territory that has always interested me -- the crossover area or “boundary waters” where art and design meet, blend, and basically get all mixed up together. There are two themes that have always run side-by-side in my work. First, the exploration of color through the use of stripes in painting, and second, the exploration of the totemic form in sculptural assemblages (both functional and nonfunctional).
These two avenues are what largely define the work that is currently going on at Odegaard art + design.
Dez Ryan Odegaard