Odessa Straub at Acappella

November 26th, 2016|

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Artist: Odessa Straub

Exhibition title: Tears in Housebreaking Letting the Cold

Venue: Acappella, Naples, Italy

Date: October 15 – December 1, 2016

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Acappella, Naples

The state in which you are aware of, but not looking at the room around you, taking in the sound-smell-feel-of-it builds a scaffolding on which you place objects you know to be around. Visualized known objects in an invisible primordial stew. Attention arranges objects like balls popping up out of a churning bingo cage in a rigged game.
Visual constructions pop up into queue when the objects they represent emit a noise or a feeling or a smell. The trains of thought that you follow start from your head outward to the far reaches of your senses. When pain in your foot wakes you up, the awareness of your foot comes with the the illusion that you are a head directly connected to a throbbing foot.
Head-Shoulders-Knees-Toes-Hot rain on pavement. Head-Mosquito-Sheet-Window-Open Hydrant gushing. Back of the neck-Intestines-Upstairs Bowling ball hits the floor. Just a warm squishy laying there awake sucking bingo balls up into attention.

Odessa Straub (b. 1989, Brooklyn, NY) graduated with a BFA from The Cooper Union in 2013. Solo exhibitions include: Necrotizing Woos, at Jeffrey Stark, New York, NY, Seasonings on Precipice Perception, at Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2015). Recent group exhibitions include: Blue Jean Baby, SEPTEMBER Gallery, Hudson, NY (2016); Present Conditional, Mier, Los Angeles, CA (2015); Perfect Present: Three Generations of Painting, Jeffrey Stark, New York, NY (2015); That’s The Neighbor, Always Dressing These Boulders In The Yard, The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York, NY (2014). She lives and works in New York City.

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Odessa Straub, Coldening, 2016
Acrylic, latex, wool on canvas, 172 3/4 x 160 cm

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Odessa Straub, Coldening, 2016
Acrylic, latex, wool on canvas, 172 3/4 x 160 cm

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Odessa Straub, Man Up Boy, It’s Just That, 2016
Acrylic,plastic,fabric,rope canvas, 152×127 cm

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Odessa Straub, Man Up Boy, It’s Just That, 2016
Acrylic,plastic,fabric,rope canvas, 152×127 cm

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Odessa Straub, Gaped On The Sill, 2016
Acrylic on panel, 101.5 x77 cm

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Odessa Straub, Gaped On The Sill, 2016
Acrylic on panel, 101.5 x77 cm

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Odessa Straub, Shivering on a Duvet, 2016
Acrylic on paper, 37×30,5cm

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Odessa Straub, Looks Like Leaking, 2016
Acrylic ink dye marker fabric paper, 43×42 cm

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Odessa Straub, Pinky Piglet Ponder, 2016
Acrylic marker pencil oil on paper, 36×43 cm

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Odessa Straub, Brower Crossfired, 2016
Acrylic, rubber, charcoal on paper, 40,5×51 cm

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Odessa Straub, Riff-Raff Behind the Couch, 2016
Ink acrylic latex marker on paper, 31×23 cm