Odili Donald Odita addressed the social struggles faced by Philadelphia and the vital role that is played by community organizations such as Mural Arts in keeping the city thriving. Odita’s mural highlights the active role that citizens and organizations play in filling the institutional voids present in underserved neighborhoods. The weaving of color and form represents the fabric of institutions and residents whose joint involvement and commitment make Philadelphia a vibrant community. Odita presents the tension of contradiction and opportunity found in “calamity and potential”.
Generous additional support provided by:
Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation, City of Philadelphia, Ford Foundation, The Barra Foundation, Sadie Coles HQ London, Paula Cooper Gallery New York, and Blum & Poe Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo.
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