New Work

Sabina Ott
February 7–March 26, 1989

This installment of the New Work series features evocative paintings by West Coast artist Sabina Ott. Typically constructed from two or more joined canvases bearing discrete images, Ott’s compositions are often rendered in entirely different styles and include references to the history of the medium itself, from medieval panel painting and Romanticism to Surrealism, Expressionism, and Pop. While they may initially seem unrelated, the images in each work are linked by a central theme; like objects seen through binoculars, they are meant to unite in the viewer’s mind to compose richly textured stories.

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New Work is generously supported by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Collectors Forum and the National Endowment for the Arts.