In Anna Bogatin Ott’s third solo show at the gallery, paintings executed over the last several years attest to her unyielding, exercise in mark making. The works are minimal and abstract indicating a type of tantric and meditative rhythm drawn from her deep interest in Buddhism. The reductive aspect may remind some viewers of Agnes Martin, or other Abstract Expressionists with whom she also shares their interest in the spiritual in art, but here strong color and tension generated by the pull between the horizontal and vertical forces distinguishes Bogatin Ott from her forebears.
The exhibit is inspired by the Roman poem “On the Nature of Things” by Titus Carus Lucretious that preserved Epicurean Philosophy of nature, science, anthropology and philosophy. The exhibit reflects the artists own contemplation on the human relationship with nature. Her belief in balance between natural instincts and intellectual aspirations manifests directly within her art process and the art form that she creates.
Bogatin Ott was born in the former Soviet Union, Ukraine (1970). She lived in Russia, the Republic of Georgia, Ukraine and Poland prior to coming to the U.S (1992).
ANNA BOGATIN OTT: The Nature of Things
Exhibition Dates: February 15 – April 25, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm
HOLLY JOHNSON GALLERY
1845 EAST LEVEE STREET #100
DALLAS, TEXAS 75207