Jennifer Odem is a New Orleans based artist with a specific focus on investigations in sculpture, drawing and site-specific work. Motivated by geologic formations, architecture, textiles and found materials, the work explores issues of landscape and home.. While factors such as weight, volume, and materiality resonate within the sculptures, there is an underlying element of absurdity and contradiction that speaks to gender issues, human relationships, and our connection to the environment.
Odem’s recent exhibitions include, Prospect 4: The Lotus In Spite of the Swamp, curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, Map and Territory, Sterns studio in Vienna, Austria (2016), “A Building With A View” : Experiments in Architecture, curated by Andrea Andersson, Falling From Sleep at 511 Gallery in NY, and A Discourse in Abstraction: Jennifer Odem and NOMAs Permanent Collection, New Orleans Museum of Art, curated by Miranda Lash. Other recent exhibitions include, Paper Route 66 at BravinLee Programs, NY,Louisiana Contemporary Artists, LSU Museum of Art.