Episode 131: Shaun O’Dell

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Shaun O'Dell

This week, Amanda and Tom Sanford talk to Shaun O’Dell and Emily Prince about Shaun’s show “We Remember the Sun” at the Susan Inglett Gallery.

Shaun O’Dell makes drawings, videos, music and sometimes sculpture. His work explores the intertwining realities of the human and natural orders. O’Dell has exhibited his work at many venues, including the Jack Hanley Gallery in San Francisco and Los Angeles, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, UCLA Hammer Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Whitebox in New York, and the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York.

His work is held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, M.H. deYoung Memorial Museum and the Berkeley Art Museum. O’Dell received his MFA from Stanford University. He is the recipient of the 2006 Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship from the San Francisco Art Institute, 2005 Artadia Award, 2004 SECA Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and a 2002 Fleishhacker Foundation Award. He is currently teaching at University of California, Berkeley and California College of the Arts, and is the co-organizer of The New New Masses, a lecture series on Art and Politics.

We Remember the Sun
Susan Inglett Gallery
522 W. 24 St.
New York, NY 10011

February 15th – March 15th

Tom Sanford
Shaun O’Dell
Emily Prince
Susan Inglett Gallery
Herman Melville
Howard Zinn
Daniel Boone
Chris Johanson
Barry McGee
Margaret Kilgallen
Xylor Jane
Alicia McCarthy
Paul Klee
Wally Hedrick
Bruce Conner
UC Berkeley
Jules De Balincourt
John Coltrane
Terry Riley
Aaron Copland
Steve Reich
Randy Lee Sutherland
John Dwyer
The Coachwhips
Sword and Sandals
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26 thoughts on “Episode 131: Shaun O’Dell”

  1. hamlett says:

    great show this week,
    so good to have the tom/amanda combo in the interview.
    perfect listening material for early sunday morning painting.

    i have a couple of questions:
    1. you aren’t really supposed to look at the sun through a telescope are you? or is that just something that the Man told us when we were kids to keep us from experiencing something really great?

    2. when tom was a guest on the show i went and looked up his blog and thought it looked good and made a note to come back and look at it later when i had more time. a couple of days later (when i had more time) i went back and it was gone. i wonder what’s the story there?

    thanks for all the great work.

  2. Richard says:

    Between your first look and follow up Tom had to enter the witness protection program due to his involvement in the whole east coast-west coast art feud. Thug life.

  3. Tom SANFORD says:

    i just hadn’t posted anything in a year or so, it was a mercy killing.

  4. Richard says:

    No need to capitalize, I actually got it right this time!

  5. Tom Sanford says:

    sorry about that Richard, i have changed my comment log in accordingly.

  6. Richard says:

    I do feel damn bad about all that. BAS has a long dark history of spelling woes.





    Wow. I may stage a photo version of the winner with Max.

  7. How many time we do have to wait a hear Mike Benedetto because of we love to hear him so many much!

  8. duncan. says:

    Sorry Shaun, I evidently said Tom O’Dell rather then Shaun while doing the intro. This happened because I suck and I had Tom Sanford on the brain. To the earth…

    I’m sorry Shaun.

    The work looks pretty freaking awesome. Where can we see more images?

  9. Balzac says:

    Ah the El Gato Negro where men go to meet women who happen to be men.

    I too would love to hear the insane tones of Mike Benedetto once again.

  10. Richard says:

    Between getting people’s names wrong and our typos we are pretty fucking amateur hour.

    We are all fired.

  11. Thanks El Gato Negro Ladies! See you again this Friday!

    Balzac- What a weird post! You make no sense!

    I’ve missed you all. Where the f-bomb have you all been?

  12. Ann Onymous says:

    Mike, perhaps you should do a research trip to the El Gate Negro (assuming it still exists). Balzac actually is accurate in his summary, once upon a time, and it may still be true, it was a bar on Irving when men, generally Latino men, went to meet women, who happened to be men dressed as women, but it was not a gay bar. It is a complicated social dynamic.

    Your sanity I cannot speak to really, so he may be off on that account.

  13. Men dressed as women. That’s rich!

  14. Steve Hamann says:

    Mike should review “Tootsie”.

  15. Brian says:

    Interesting views on the SF scene. I would say my experience out here is very different. Perhaps I should prepare a rebuttal…..

  16. amanda nyc thug says:

    yeah, brian…east coast is giving west coast a run for your money!
    we will be taking over the world soon….just wait!
    ha hahahahah aha!

  17. Michael says:

    You’re such a thug Amanda, always roughin people up as they cross the Pulaski bridge into Queens.

  18. Ahhhh — shouldn’t this be titled “Shaun O’Dell and Emily Prince“.

    Good job though.
    Where’s the London Bureau?
    (But then again, where are we?)

  19. Richard Holland says:

    She’s listed, but the core discussion is about his show. Hopefully Emily isn’t filled with angst and rage.

  20. yeah, Michael…watch your back. I’m coming for you….bridge or no bridge.

  21. Richard Holland says:

    Amanda hasn’t been in a beat-it style knife fight since Liz Armstrong attacked her.

  22. Richard Holland says:

    Which I must say is in the top 10 weirdest moments in BAS history.

  23. That was before I discovered you guys. Is there a report on it somewhere on the “wibby”?

  24. Richard Holland says:

    Search the archive for the Liz Armstrong show, she literally pulled a steak knife on Amanda during the interview.

    I can’t recall why.

  25. David Roth says:

    I’d put my money on Amanda – Liz is just a little wee thing.

  26. Richard says:

    Small, but wiry, she seemed like she knew her way around a knife.

    I think it ended in a draw. Amanda is a lover not a fighter, I think she decided to give Liz some grace and opt not to hurt her.

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