Emily Wilson, the first woman to translate Homer’s Odyssey into modern English, describes the goddess-nymph Calypso as “a weaver, like so many elite female characters in Homer; she has her shuttle made of gold… but she also presides over a world where nature weaves itself around her.” In a new series of exquisite paintings and drawings, Chris Offili re-imagines Calypso as a seductive mermaid who lures the hapless Odysseus into a love affair in a luxuriously opulent setting that brims with lush foliage and lavish sprays of flowers. As expected, Offili’s sense of color is spot on. Vibrant aqua blues trade with kaleidoscopic yellow-greens; ripples of soft pink weave into ribbons of orange; a nocturnal scene is beautifully mournful with dark purple and flecks of gold. There is a seductive fluidity in these works that winds itself around the curvaceous bodies of the two lovers and flows into nature itself. It conjures up this exquisitely unearthly description of Calypso’s lagoon in Wilson’s adaptation: “The scent of citrus and of brittle pine/Suffused the island. Inside, she was singing/And weaving with a shuttle made of gold./Her voice was beautiful. Around the cave/A luscious forest flourished: alder, poplar,/And scented cypress.” At David Zwirner through June 15.