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Odessa Straub, “I will serve my meat,” (detail) 2021, glass, cloche, wood, wool, foam mattress, nylon, rope, water, live plants

Straub sources evocative materials from her home, online sites, thrift stores, and junk yards. She ingeniously reconfigures, connects, and physically persuades them to behave at their limits and to perform a mutual function: suspending a vessel that contains plant life. Each component is contingent on the next, nothing is extraneous.

Straub’s sculptures are bodily and performative. They are characters that enact expressions of sexuality and caregiving, upending our assumptions of each role. Her work is an exercise of molting, of being pushed in parts and transformed as a whole.

Artist Bio(s)


Website: www.septembergallery.com

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