During Sabina Ott’s stints at Aurobora Press, she continued her exploration with text and rose motifs, (a constant in her paintings since 1990) to create a lyrical storyline. Using a transfer technique, Ott merged intricate pictorial imagery such as children’s drawings, color poloroids, bold color fields, rose emblems with specific text to create a suite of richly worked monotypes. Ott’s prints engage the viewer with a vivid color palette and a baroque layering of imagery. Inspired by the writings of Gertrude Stein, Ott has created a series of visual notations evoking a sense of play that repeats and repeats, underscoring the notion that “everywhere there is somewhere”.
Art Museum, Miami University, Oxford, OH; Carnation Corporation, Glendale, CA; Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY; Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu, HI; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Dayton Hudson Foundation, Minneapolis, MN; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Norton Family Foundation, Santa Monica, CA; Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; The Rose Museum, Brandies University, MA; The Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO; University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY