Lorri Ott: passive voices

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In her body of small-scale assemblages, Lorri Ott transformed synthetic and natural materials into poignant, evocative compositions. Ott combined colored resin with found objects like rags, asphalt, and cardboard using alternately deliberate and spontaneous actions. Each discrete work has a subtle, distinctive voice that ranges from frail to playful to aggressive. Luscious contrasts in texture and form yield haunting references to the breadth and depth of human experience. "passive voices" was curated by Megan Lykins Reich. This exhibition was presented with major support by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, The Cleveland Foundations, The George Gund Foundation, The Ohio Arts Council, Nesnadny + Schwartz, and ideastream.

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released January 28, 2011

Photo credit: Lorri Ott, "foundations", 2010, Resin, Pigments, Linen, Fabric, Thread, Dust, 9 x 11.5 x 1.5 inches. Image courtesy of the artist and William Busta Gallery.

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