Artist Lorri Ott lectures Oct. 16 in McDonough Museum

Ott_35Youngstown State University’s Department of Art announces that visual artist Lorri Ott will provide a free public lecture 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the McDonough Museum of Art on campus.

Ott earned a master’s of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Kent State University and a bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the University of North Carolina. She resides in Brooklyn, NY, where her studio is located. She has shown her work at William Busta Gallery, Cleveland; Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL; Zygote Press, Cleveland; AG Gallery, Brooklyn; and Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY, among others.

Ott experiments with both material and process, and her recent wall works are built with multiple pours of pigmented resin, canvas, muslin and paint. Abstract and gestural, Ott’s works evoke the sensual surfaces of paintings. She notes, “Experimental in material and process, my work is informed by the language of painting, the history of abstraction, chemistry, color, landscape and grid. Favoring the fluidity of pigmented liquid plastic I construct physical objects that function optically as well as sculpturally, engaging both vision and touch. Using color and surface texture to differentiate the parts

or elements, I combine and assemble juxtaposing materials and forms such as hard/soft, organic/geometric, opaque/translucent, to further abstract the pictorial qualities of the works.”

Parking is available in the Wick Avenue deck for a nominal fee. For more information, call the Department of Art at 330-941-3627.