Borrowed from the musical world, “Fermata” is an Italian word meaning to stay or stop. The symbol looks like a birdseye or cyclops eye and is an indicator to prolong or sustain a note or rest. This emphasis often marks the end of a phrase or passage, before the beginning of the next.
And so we invite you to a Fermata in time and space, at the relative end of one year 2021 and the start of another 2022. To pause and enjoy the art of five very distinct contemporary artists; Tatiana Botton, Wanda Decca, Serge Hamad, Barbara Kolo and Mike Saijo. Each working in different mediums and visual styles while exploring and conveying concepts related to nature, the human condition and abstractions from the mind and spirit.