Rebecca Ott, MFA 2015

Thesis Exhibition: March 25 – March 28, 2015

Opening Reception: March 27, 6 – 8:30 PM
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM

Object Lessons by Rebecca Ott


Unfinished Sky by Rebecca Ott

I think about the marks we make as people, how we carve into space, inhabit, beautify, destroy. These marks are labored, playful, trivial, difficult, weighty, or light. Sometimes they illuminate, other times they obscure. In making and building we try to lock down and organize, but there is always a resistance of material and an inevitable decay of form. I’m interested in the impulse to build, and the force of resistance of material. There is the impermanence of anything and an impossible reach, the inevitable failure of the tangible grid and the lumpiness of what happens to stay.

Using pliable fibers such as yarn and handcraft processes along with paint, I explore my own relationship and response to a layered experience of time and the built environment.

All images courtesy of the artist.