TEARS IN HOUSEBREAKING LETTING THE COLD
15 Ottobre – 1 Dicembre 2016
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.