August 9, 2006, Philadelphia, PA—An exhibition of 15 new paintings by Jennifer Bartlett will be on view at Locks Gallery from October 6 through November 11, 2006. A catalog of the exhibition, which includes an essay by Donald Kuspit, will be available. Bartlett is known for her large installations of enameled steel plates that blend conceptualism with painterly form. Her monumental 987 plate piece Rhapsody (1975-76) was on view earlier this summer at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
The exhibition includes new large-scale paintings based on Bartlett’s earlier sketches of the coastal landscape. Text juxtaposes the imagery with short phrases of the artist's internal monologue, a droll commentary on the context and circumstance of her subjects. Art critic David Cohen remarks, "Ms. Bartlett's work remains coolly conceptual while edging towards observation, sensuality and personality."
Several of Bartlett's new plate works are included in SITE Santa Fe's Sixth International Biennial: Still Points of the Turning World, curated by Klaus Ottmann, on view July 9, 2006–January 7, 2007. A major survey of Bartlett’s early work, including Rhapsody, will be on view at the Addison Gallery of American Art September 12 through December 10, 2006.
Bartlett’s works are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; The National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC; The Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, TX; among others. Jennifer Bartlett was born in 1941 in Long Beach, CA. She currently works and lives in New York, NY.
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