Amagansett, June, 2006
pastel on paper
30 x 30 inches

October, Amagansett #9, 2004
pastel on paper
30 x 30 inches

Amagansett, December, 2006
pastel on paper
30 x 30 inches
 

March, Bermuda #P25, 1998
pastel on paper
22 x 22 inches

July, Iceland #6, 2000
pastel on paper
30 x 44 1/4 inches

Nevis, March-April #7, 2007
pastel on paper
30 x 30 inches

December - January, Parrot Cay #5, 2001
pastel on paper
19 x 27 inches

December - January, Parrot Cay #15, 2001
pastel on paper
18 3/4 x 26 3/4 inches

Press Release

Locks Gallery is pleased to present Jennifer Bartlett: Interlude, a solo exhibition of works on paper. Including pastels, gouaches, and watercolors, sixteen works on paper will be on view in conjunction with another Bartlett exhibition, Recitative, featuring a monumental installation of the same name. Interlude marks Bartlett’s twenty-second exhibition with the gallery over the past three decades.

While large-scale works Rhapsody (1975-76), Song (2007), and Recitative (2009-10) were created in Bartlett’s New York studio, painted section by section and never seen in their entirety until fully installed in a large enough gallery space, her travel drawings provide a different perspective outside of the studio and capture a moment en plein air.

Interlude covers a period of ten years from the 1990s to the late aughts, and extensive research revealed nearly four hundred works from this period. Never shown together until now, this group of work was amassed from a number of private collections. Bartlett truly understands the environment that she is observing and uses pastel, watercolor, and gouache to masterfully convey the scenery in the places she traveled. Bartlett’s passion is in observing nature with her travel drawings a foundational inspiration used to execute her more monumental works.

Jennifer Bartlett (b. 1941) received her B.A. from Mills College, CA, and her B.F.A. (1964) and M.F.A. (1965) from Yale University. Her work is represented in over one hundred museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; the Tate Modern, London; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY. Her recent retrospective History of the Universe, curated by Klaus Ottmann traveled to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PA and Parrish Art Museum, NY. Other solo exhibitions have taken place at the Brooklyn Museum, NY; The Tate Gallery, London, England; and The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT.

Jennifer Bartlett: Interlude will be on view at Locks Gallery from October 8 through November 13, 2021. The gallery is open 10 am to 6 pm from Tuesday through Saturday, and by appointment. For more information please contact info@locksgallery.com or 215-629-1000.

Jennifer Bartlett
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Jennifer Bartlett
Virgil Marti & Jennifer Bartlett in Less is a Bore
Exhibitions
Virgil Marti & Jennifer Bartlett in Less is a Bore
ICA Boston Jun 26 – Sep 22, 2019
Jennifer Bartlett
Publication
Jennifer Bartlett
Epic Systems monograph July 9, 2015
Jennifer Bartlett
Exhibition
Jennifer Bartlett
Cleveland Museum of Art Sep 7, 2014 - Feb 22, 2015
Jennifer Bartlett
Exhibition
Jennifer Bartlett
Princeton University Art Museum June 11, 2014
Jennifer Bartlett
News
Jennifer Bartlett
Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY Apr 27, 2014 - Jul 13, 2014
Jennifer Bartlett
Exhibition
Jennifer Bartlett
Kunstsaele Berlin, Germany Mar 14, 2014 - Apr 26, 2014
Jennifer Bartlett
Exhibition
Jennifer Bartlett
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA Jun 27, 2013 - Oct 13, 2013
Jennifer Bartlett
Exhibition
Jennifer Bartlett
Jennifer Bartlett: Rhapsody on view at The Museum of Modern Art, New York Apr 27, 2011
Writing
Jennifer Bartlett
Art in America December 2015

by Serena Qiu

Writing
Jennifer Bartlett: Title Magazine
September 25, 2014

"Jennifer Bartlett: In the Garden" by Kerry Bickford

Writing
Jennifer Bartlett: PAFA
ARTnews November 2013

by Edith Newhall

Writing
Jennifer Bartlett
Artforum June 2013

by Julian Elias Bronner

Writing
Jennifer Bartlett's Universe in Philadelphia
Art in America June 2013

by Brian Boucher

Writing
Critics' Picks: Jennifer Bartlett
Artforum May 2012

by Christopher Howard

Writing
In Conversation: Jennifer Bartlett with Phong Bui
The Brooklyn Rail July/August 2011
Writing
Jennifer Bartlett’s Epic 'Rhapsody' Back on View at the Modern
The New York Times April 2011

by Roberta Smith

Writing
Jennifer Bartlett
Art in America May 2011

by Jeff Frederick

Writing
Jennifer Bartlett
Artforum March 2011

by Johanna Burton

Writing
Doting on Dots: Jennifer Bartlett's 'Recitative'
The New York Times Style Magazine January 2011

by Linda Yablonsky

Writing
Jennifer Bartlett: I hear America Thinking
New York Magazine December 1985

by Kay Larson

Writing
Jennifer Bartlett: 15 Year Retrospective
The New York Times November 1985

by Michael Brenson

Writing
Jennifer Bartlett: Making Sense of Sensuality
New York Magazine April 1985

by Kay Larson

Writing
Profile: Jennifer Bartlett
The New Yorker April 1985

by Calvin Tomkins

Writing
The Unexpected from Jennifer Bartlett
The New York Times April 1985

by Michael Brenson 

Jennifer Bartlett
Steel Plate Paintings from the 1970s
Jennifer Bartlett
Point, Line, Square, Getting Somewhere 2017
Jennifer Bartlett: Hospital Paintings
Publication
Jennifer Bartlett: Hospital Paintings
Text by Raphael Rubinstein 2015
Jennifer Bartlett: In the Garden (1980-83)
Publication
Jennifer Bartlett: In the Garden (1980-83)
Text by Gregory Volk 2014
Jennifer Bartlett: History of the Universe (1970-2011)
Publication
Jennifer Bartlett: History of the Universe (1970-2011)
Text by Klaus Ottmann 2014
Jennifer Bartlett: Chaos Theory (1971-2013)
Publication
Jennifer Bartlett: Chaos Theory (1971-2013)
Text by Ann Landi 2013
Jennifer Bartlett's Enameled Steel Plates
Publication
Jennifer Bartlett's Enameled Steel Plates
Text by Marie-Claire Groeninck 2012
Jennifer Bartlett: From Rhapsody to Song
Publication
Jennifer Bartlett: From Rhapsody to Song
Text by David Moos 2008
Jennifer Bartlett: Painting the Language of Nature and Painting
Publication
Jennifer Bartlett: Painting the Language of Nature and Painting
Text by Donald Kuspit 2006
Jennifer Bartlett, Binary Images: Shaped Canvases and Plate Paintings
Publication
Jennifer Bartlett, Binary Images: Shaped Canvases and Plate Paintings
Text by Elizabeth Murray 2005
Jennifer Bartlett: At Sea
Publication
Jennifer Bartlett: At Sea
2004
Jennifer Bartlett
Publication
Jennifer Bartlett
May 4-June 9, 2001 2001
Jennifer Bartlett: New Paintings
Publication
Jennifer Bartlett: New Paintings
Text by Kay Larson 1998
Jennifer Bartlett: Early Plate Work
Publication
Jennifer Bartlett: Early Plate Work
Text by Brenda Richardson 2006
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