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Simmons College Trustman Art Gallery presents "The Imperfect Grid" Works On Paper by Marietta Hoferer and Jacqueline Ott

BOSTON (August 31, 2006) — The Simmons College Trustman Art Gallery presents "The Imperfect Grid" works on paper by Marietta Hoferer and Jacqueline Ott, September 5—29 at the Trustman Art Gallery, fourth floor of the Main College Building, 300 The Fenway, in Boston.  

Jacqueline Ott will attend the reception for the exhibit on Thursday, September 14 from 5—7 p.m. Also in attendance will be the exhibition curator and newly appointed director of the Trustman Art Gallery, Barbara O'Brien.  Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.

The counterpoint of the grid and the gesture, geometric order and pattern are at play in this exhibition of sophisticated works of art. Echoes of Minimalism, Op-art, and the rigor of system-based art are brought into the 21st century by the innovative vocabulary of the artists. Hoferer, who works with cut strapping tape atop the discreet arena of the grid, is a German-born artist who currently lives in New York City. Ott paints with gouache atop drawn triangulated structures that often seem to dissolve along the edges of the paper.

Both artists have an impressive record of exhibits, residencies, and grants. Ott has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts. Hoferer, who is currently a Resident Artist at the Edward Albee Foundation in Montauk, NY, will travel in September to Mojacar, Spain where she will be a resident artist in the Loft Nota Bene Program sponsored by the Fundacion Valparaiso.

Hoferer earned her MFA from the Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin. Prior to that she studied at St. Martins School of Art and Design, London, and Hunter College, New York City.  Ott earned her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her BFA from University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and currently lives and works in Providence, RI.

Exhibit hours are from 10 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Due to construction, there is no gallery parking.  Please visit http://simmons.edu/parking/, for parking alternatives.  For more information, contact Marcia Lomedico at (617) 521-2268 or visit the Trustman Art Gallery web site at www.simmons.edu/trustman.

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