Join OMA for an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have dinner with artist Charles Arnodi. The evening will begin with a tour of the exhibition, Intersections: Charles Arnodi, followed by an elegant seated dinner and dessert in the lobby of the museum.
Born in Dayton, Ohio in 1946, Arnoldi left the Midwest shortly after high school and headed to California, where he attended three art schools, including the Art Center and the famous Chouinard, before leaving formal education altogether in 1968. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Arnoldi began experimenting with the linear qualities found in tree branches that echoed a naturalistic approach to the concurrent stream of Minimalism. He began collecting sticks and twigs, stripping them of their bark, and leaving them natural at times, and assembling them into sculptures. These works, placed flat against a wall like a relief, or standing alone as sculptural objects, appear at times complex and chaotic, and at other moments simple and delicate. This pivotal moment of self-discovery and finding his inspiration, has since guided his artistic practice of abstract formalism.