Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

February 9 - April 21, 2018


Shooting Star, 2015
Vinyl fabric, wood base
3 x 6 feet
Courtesy of the artist 

A self-described time traveler, Odathrowback is a fabric artist whose work is informed by his craft as a carpenter. With materials sourced predominantly from local fabric stores and personal photography collections, his work explores the relationship between object and memory. 

Shooting Star is the first in a three-part series of works that Odathrowback created to honor a close friend who passed away in 2015. In this piece, iridescent vinyl fabric bricks represent a wall-like structure, with a single window carved out to function as a picture frame. A common name for the visible path of a meteoroid as it transitions into a meteorite, a shooting star is a fleeting, ephemeral sight. The piece echoes the glistening light play of this precious phenomenon, and through the use of personal photography, invites viewers to meditate on the collective experience of loss and nostalgic reminiscence. During this exhibition, photographs will be contributed by members of the Jamaica Colosseum Mall.