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.

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Jennifer Bartlett Art in AmericaDecember 2015

by Serena Qiu

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Jennifer Bartlett: Title MagazineSeptember 25, 2014

"Jennifer Bartlett: In the Garden" by Kerry Bickford

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Jennifer Bartlett: PAFA ARTnewsNovember 2013

by Edith Newhall

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Jennifer Bartlett ArtforumJune 2013

by Julian Elias Bronner

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Jennifer Bartlett's Universe in Philadelphia Art in AmericaJune 2013

by Brian Boucher

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Critics' Picks: Jennifer Bartlett ArtforumMay 2012

by Christopher Howard

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In Conversation: Jennifer Bartlett with Phong Bui The Brooklyn RailJuly/August 2011
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Jennifer Bartlett’s Epic 'Rhapsody' Back on View at the Modern The New York TimesApril 2011

by Roberta Smith

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Jennifer Bartlett Art in AmericaMay 2011

by Jeff Frederick

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Jennifer Bartlett ArtforumMarch 2011

by Johanna Burton

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Doting on Dots: Jennifer Bartlett's 'Recitative' The New York Times Style MagazineJanuary 2011

by Linda Yablonsky

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Jennifer Bartlett: I hear America Thinking New York MagazineDecember 1985

by Kay Larson

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Jennifer Bartlett: 15 Year Retrospective The New York TimesNovember 1985

by Michael Brenson

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Jennifer Bartlett: Making Sense of Sensuality New York MagazineApril 1985

by Kay Larson

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Profile: Jennifer Bartlett The New YorkerApril 1985

by Calvin Tomkins

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The Unexpected from Jennifer Bartlett The New York TimesApril 1985

by Michael Brenson 

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