Collection: "Question Mark," organized by Betsy Odom (online exhibition)
This exhibition considers the feeling of waiting for the other shoe to drop. Works teeter on the edge between anticipation and dread, interrogation and ambiguity. Whether through somatic text or reductive mark making, the gestures in these pieces exist almost as questions, making you wonder what’s coming next.
About Betsy Odom
Betsy Odom (b. Amory, Mississippi, 1980) is an artist, curator, and educator based in Chicago. They received their MFA from Yale University School of Art and their BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. They have exhibited internationally in group and solo exhibitions, including solo exhibitions at the DePaul Art Museum, 4WPS, ThreeWalls Gallery, Hyde Park Art Center, and WomanMade Gallery. They have also exhibited at venues such as the Cleve Carney Museum of Art in DuPage, Journal Gallery in Brooklyn, Corbett vs. Dempsey and Western Exhibitions in Chicago, Amel Bourorina Gallery in Berlin, and Rudolph Projects in Houston, TX. Odom has been the recipient of several fellowships including an Illinois Arts Council Grant, a Chances Dances Critical Fierceness prize, and two grants from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Their work is part of the West Collection and the collection of the DePaul Museum of Art. Odom currently teaches at Loyola University Chicago where they are the director of the Ralph Arnold Gallery.