Scot Odendahl: On the Roadside
This solo exhibition features prints by artist and educator Scot Odendahl.
A teacher at Jefferson County Schools for 8 years and currently at Warren Tech High School, he was selected from artists who participated in last year’s Juried Teacher’s Exhibition at Lakewood Cultural Center. Prior to his teaching career, Scot worked in advertising and as an illustrator and designer for the Denver Post. Odendahl’s prints explore the ability of the screen printing technique to simplify an object to its basic shapes and colors, therefore giving Scot the ability to direct the viewer to see the elements he considers most interesting in his subjects.
Odendahl states “I am a huge font nerd. As a graphic designer, it was the design element I found the most important.” The prints in this exhibition document road signs, particularly older signs, as they serve as historical documentation of a time when signs were created without the use of computerized fonts.
Opening reception: April 12, 2013 6 to 9 p.m. Free and Open to the Public