Jennifer Bartlett: History of the Universe (1970-2011), 2014
Text by Klaus Ottmann, Terrie Sultan, Jennifer Bartlett
104 pages, Hardcover
Published by Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY
A critical and commercial success since the 1970s, Jennifer Bartlett (b. 1941) has become one of the most visionary and influential artists of our time. In the words of New York Times critic John Russell, Bartlett’s art “enlarges our notion of time, and of memory, and of change, and of painting itself.” Her abundant intelligence and inventiveness allow her to synthesize diverse sources and styles, and imbue her paintings with expressive life and moral imagination. Included in this handsome volume is an intimate interview with the artist and an excerpt from History of the Universe, Bartlett’s first novel, giving further insight into the thought processes of this uniquely creative artist. This monograph accompanies an exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.