Epic Systems: Three Monumental Paintings by Jennifer Bartlett will bring together Bartlett’s most ambitious works in an installation that spans the entirety of her significant career. The exhibition marks the CMA debut of Song (2007), a monumental abstract work given to the museum in 2008, positioning it between Bartlett’s career-defining work Rhapsody (1975–76) and the later Recitative (2010). These three works are in direct dialogue with one another through their musical titles, ambitious scale, and conceptual approach, yet have never been shown together. With its condensed, but career-spanning juxtaposition of Bartlett’s three most monumental paintings to date, the dynamic presentation of Epic Systems will allow for both a lively and meditative experience.
The exhibition opens Sunday, September 7th and will be on view through Sunday, February 22, 2015.