Jacqueline Ott’s images are a result of an evolving system of mark making that she creates and refines through series of drawings. Working in graphite, acrylic paint, gouache and ink, Ott uses a self-defined language of color and mark making to explore variations on imagery and form. Ott’s drawings are products of systematic adaptations of logical rules made up of a taxonomic vocabulary of marks with names like “Yum Yum,” “Udo,” and “Oh.” The images have the precision of digital drawings, but are laced with evidence of a hand-done process. Ott is a master of color and line relationships. She explores hundreds of possibilities in her studio and creates harmonious compositions that flicker with occasional moments of cacophony.
Dedee Shattuck Gallery | November 28 - December 23 | Small Works, 2018
Dedee Shattuck Gallery | April 2 - 27, 2014 | Articulated Structure