Odathrowback is a fabric artist whose work is informed by his craft as a carpenter, construction tile motifs and styles, as well as the vernacular of urban design and architecture. With materials sourced predominantly from Home Depot and local fabric stores, his panel motifs of sparkle vinyl fabric bricks and tiles build representational forms and structures. In Shooting Star, three stone-shaped panels are left empty, functioning as windows onto two dimensional works— photographs, paintings, collage or newspaper clippings, for example—contributed by friends, members of the community and artists throughout the course of the exhibition.
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A common name for the visible path of a meteoroid as it transitions into a meteorite, a shooting star is only perceptible through the act of its transformation. Resembling the beehive architecture of honeycombs, Odathrowback’s Shooting Star is transformed and expressed through the ongoing work of its collaborators. Stating that “anything can fit inside a shooting star,” Odathrowback’s personalized work for the exhibition stages a place for the collection of multiple story fragments, underscoring how objects can create meaningful forms of interaction and communication.