Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery

Iris, 2011
oil on canvas, diptych
60 x 120 inches

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery

Rose, 2011
oil on canvas, diptych
72 x 144 inches

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery

Grasses, 2011
oil on canvas, diptych
36 x 72 inches

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery

Juniper, 2010
oil on canvas, diptych
60 x 120 inches

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery

Two Feet of Snow, 2010
oil on canvas, diptych
72 x 144 inches

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery

Two Surfaces, 2011
enamel over silkscreen grid on baked enamel steel plates
57 x 57 inches

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery

Lg. M. Sm. 1-500 Vertical, 2011
enamel over silkscreen grid on baked enamel steel plates
57 x 75 inches

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery

Broken Continuous Line, 2011
enamel over silkscreen grid on baked enamel steel plates
75 x 75 inches

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery

Dots, 2011
enamel over silkscreen grid on baked enamel steel plates
75 x 57 inches

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery

Large Medium Small Dots, 2011
enamel over silkscreen grid on baked enamel steel plates
75 x 57 inches

 

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery

Plaid, 2011
enamel over silkscreen grid on baked enamel steel plates
39 x 39 inches

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery

Axis, 2011
enamel over silkscreen grid on baked enamel steel plates
38 x 38 inches

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery

Multi-Colored Lines, 2011
enamel over silkscreen grid on baked enamel steel plates
39 x 39 inches

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery

Sm. M. Lg. 1-1000 Horizontal, 2011
enamel over silkscreen grid on baked enamel steel plates
57 x 75 inches

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery

Bridge and Pond, 2010
oil on canvas, diptych
48 x 96 inches

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery

White Pine, 2010
oil on canvas, diptych
72 x 144 inches

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery

Bridge, 2011
oil on canvas, diptych
36 x 72 inches

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery

Path, 2011
oil on canvas, diptych
60 x 120 inches

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery

Two Boulders, 2010
oil on canvas, diptych
48 x 96 inches

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery

Pond, 2011
oil on canvas, diptych
48 x 96 inches

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery

Hinoki Cypress, 2010
oil on canvas, diptych
36 x 72 inches

Press Release

Locks Gallery is pleased to present The Studio Inside Out, an exhibition of new paintings by Jennifer Bartlett, on view May 18th through June 30th, 2011. There will be a reception for the artist on Friday, June 3rd, from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
 
Bartlett will exhibit large-scale diptych paintings that are inspired by her environment - her first year working in a new studio and garden in Brooklyn designed by the artist. Bartlett’s working environment has consistently influenced her artwork and has also served as an extension of her artistic practice.
 
Starting in the late 1960s, Bartlett lived and worked in SoHo where, informed by the movement towards conceptual art and the city’s industrial streetscape, she developed her signature steel-plate painting technique. During this period, she titled a series of these paintings after the addresses of her and fellow artists’ studios as an acknowledgement of her artistic community. In the 1980s Bartlett’s West Village home, a converted industrial space, became a multi-story lab for her large-scale commissions and paintings that evolved to include sculptural objects. Bartlett described her conceptual interest in the home in 1978: “The house is also just a given image that I work with. It is like a throwaway, and its construction is very abstract... My interest is in how it can be done rather than what the image is.”
 
During a year spent in Nice, France (1979-80) Bartlett produced nearly 200 drawings in a monumental series titled, In the Garden. Since the 1990s Bartlett has spent summers working in Amagansett, NY, where she paints the coastal landscape. The California-bred artist may never be psychologically far from the left coast; as Robert Hughes wrote, her paintings “speak of a need for location in the world - in light, wind, water, all the shimmering epidermis of experience.”
 
Jennifer Bartlett (b. Long Beach, CA, 1941) received her B.A. from Mills College, CA, and her B.F.A. (1964) and M.F.A. (1965) from Yale University, CT. Her works are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, TX; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, TX; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; and The Tate Gallery, London, England, among others.
 
Bartlett has been the subject of one person exhibitions at institutions including the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; The Brooklyn Museum, NY; The Tate Gallery, London, England; Baltimore Art Museum, MD; and The Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT.
 
This is Jennifer Bartlett’s tenth solo exhibition at Locks Gallery.