Waubonsee Community College

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Art Exhibit by Betsy Odom entitled “Transitional Objects”

The art exhibition Betsy Odom: Transitional Objects explores the ephemera surrounding displays of identity. Odom works with specific materials like tooled leather, sporty fabrics, cork, graphite, thick silver, and airbrushed paints. These materials signify the cultural phenomena that have surrounded her development: Southern culture, women’s athletics, tomboys, hobbyists, fantasy, or camp. The aesthetics of these groups, although rooted in functionality, often serve to reinforce embedded messages about gender, class, race, and sexuality. Odom attempts to use a combination of earnest craftsmanship and humor to extract and subvert these messages, creating objects that entertain a fantasy of moving freely among social groups and confronting the contradictions therein.

Exhibition dates:  Saturday, October 19, 2019 – Saturday, March 21, 2020

Viewing hours:
Monday – Friday: 5:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Image: Life Vests by Betsy Odom, 2018, Leather, paint, fabric, 16 x 20 x 12 in.

Art Coordinator: Cecilia Vargas, cvargas@waubonsee.edu, (630) 466-2964

If you need a sign language interpreter or an accommodation for this event please contact the Art Coordinator. A minimum of two weeks notice is requested.

Waubonsee does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability in its programs or activities. Inquiries regarding this policy may be directed to: Michele Needham, Title IX/ADA Coordinator, or Emily Hinton, Section 504 Coordinator, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL 60554, compliance@waubonsee.edu.

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 11:59pm

Dickson Center (DKN), Dickson Window Art Project Space
Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL 60554-9454

Event Type

Art, Music, Theatre, Literature, Lectures

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, Public, Alumni, Staff


Exhibitions, Waubonsee Art


Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

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