O

Mamma Anderson

Francesco Clemente

Ala Ebtekar

Mildred Howard

Paul Kos

Susan Middleton

David Nash

Gay Outlaw

John Priola

Jose Maria Sicilia

Isabelle Sorrell

Kal Spelletich

Leo Valledor

Theodora Varnay-Jones

This exhibition presents a visual association offering cognitive experiences for the singular viewer revealing the works of 14 artists under the precept above . If O is the last letter of the Greek alphabet, it is also the first letter of Origin[en].

Here, in the beginning was the Olive Tree.

Some linguists believe we created language inspired by birds’ songs and other sounds around us. Others hold that Onomatopoeia may have been the first form of human language.

And there is an acceptance that consciousness predated language. Still, if language is associated with consciousness, our understanding between language and consciousness is not “straight forward”, because consciousness appears to be present among many species.

Interestingly enough, the Greeks kept two “o”, the “little” and the “great.” Lately, we have all been subjected to the demise of that “little o” as in “omicron.” Though hopefully we can soon switch our attention to the “great” one, the larger Wheel of Time, that allows us to shift our gaze to brighter horizons.

Works in the Exhibition

Mamma Anderson Tropic Circles
Mamma Anderson
Tropic Circles
2013
Color sugar lift and spit bite aquatint with soft ground etching on gampi paper chine colle
16 7/8h x 10 7/8w in
Photography by 
Ala Ebtekar Nightfall (3)
Ala Ebtekar
Nightfall (3)
2017
Collage: cut mat over cyanotype on found book page exposed to starlight
24 1/4h x 19w in
Photography by 
Jose Maria Sicilia Series A #3, (Crescent Moon and Cat)
Jose Maria Sicilia
Series A #3, (Crescent Moon and Cat)
1990
Aquatint etching printed on 2 sides, overlaid with a sheet of paper coated in beeswax
19 3/4h x 18w in
Photography by 
Susan Middleton Northern Spotted Owl
Susan Middleton
Northern Spotted Owl
1991
Vintage Black & White gelatin silver print in custom Plexiglas box
36h x 36w in
Photography by 
Isabelle Sorrell Ode (with poem from Bill Berkson- from LATITUDES, a portfolio of 20 intaglio and 20 poems letterpress
Isabelle Sorrell
Ode (with poem from Bill Berkson- from LATITUDES, a portfolio of 20 intaglio and 20 poems letterpress
1992
Intaglio (from Latitudes artist book with 20 images responding to 20 poems by Bill Berkson
27 1/4h x 35w in
Photography by 
Kal Spelletich Praying Hands Reliquary
Kal Spelletich
Praying Hands Reliquary
2015
Found object (wood and metal), monitor, electronics
9 3/8h x 13 1/4w x 10 1/2d in
Photography by 
Kal Spelletich Sublime Skyscape (In the Manner of Rothko)
Kal Spelletich
Sublime Skyscape (In the Manner of Rothko)
2015
Found object (wood and metal), monitor, electronics
11h x 9w x 6d in
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