The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia and The Odeleye Sculpture Guild proudly invite you to:
Ayokunle Odeleye: 32 Years of Public Art
A Retrospective Exhibition of Photographs, Drawings and Models of over three decades of Odeleye’s Public Art Projects
Friday, November 9th
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
75 Bennett Street, Suite A
Atlanta, GA 30309
This exhibit, which will include models, drawings and photographs of sculpture commissioned for public spaces across the United States, represents an impressive body of work in a long career of art production by one of Georgia's celebrated Public Art specialists. MOCA GA is especially excited about this exhibition as it offers the public the unique opportunity to view the many processes undertaken by a professional sculptor in the design and execution of diverse and monumental gateway structures that serve as architectural markers for community identity. The accompanying artist talks and panel discussions scheduled for the exhibit will offer insight into the artist creative process and the dynamic, ever changing phenomena of Public Art.
ABOUT Ayokunle Odeleye
Ayokunle Odeleye is a professional sculptor who has specialized in the creation of three-dimensional art for thirty years. He was trained at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He received a BFA Degree from Howard University in 1973 and the MFA Degree in 1975. Odeleye has consistently been teaching art since 1973. He has held teaching positions at Dunbar High School, The Duke Ellington School for the Arts, Howard University, Spelman College, Woodland Middle School, Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University. His personal work involves the creation of large-scale sculpture for public environments. He works both abstractly and figuratively. He maintains two separate state-of-the-art studio facilities: one for woodworking, and another for metal fabrication.