Bayshore Walk, 1976-1977

enamel on 72 silkscreen gridded baked enamel steel plates

38 x 311 inches

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery Address

Falcon Avenue, Seaside Walk, Dwight Street, Jarvis Street, Greene Street, 1976

enamel over silkscreen grid on baked enamel steel plates

51 x 259 inches

Collection Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery 17 White Street

17 White Street, 1977

Enamel over silkscreen grid on baked enamel steel plates

116 x 116 inches

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery Address

2 Priory Walk, 1977

enamel over silkscreen grid on 64 baked enamel steel plates

103 x 103 inches

Collection Philadelphia Museum of Art

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery Address

5725 East Ocean Boulevard, 1977

enamel over silkscreen grid on 99 baked enamel steel plates

77 x 350 inches

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery Address North Carolina Museum of Art Raleigh

123 East 19th Street, 1977
Enamel over silkscreen grid on baked enamel steel plates 
51 x 259 in
Collection North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
 

Jennifer Bartlett Graceland Mansion Locks Gallery

Graceland Mansion, 1977

Enamel over silkscreen grid on baked enamel steel plates 

51 x 259 inches

Jennifer Bartlett Locks Gallery Address

27 Howard Street; Day and Night, 1977

enamel over silkscreen grid on 96 baked enamel steel plates

155 x 103 inches

Jennifer Bartlett address Locks Gallery

Overhill Road, Shawnee Mansion, 1977
enamel over silkscreen grid on enameled steel plates
103 x 103 inches
Collection of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jennifer Bartlett addresses Locks Gallery

237 Lafayette Street, 1978
enamel over silkscreen grid on baked enamel steel plates
38 x 142 inches
Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Artist Bio

Jennifer Losch Bartlett (1941 - 2022), born in Long Beach, CA, studied at Mills College in California and graduated from Yale University before movingto New York City in 1967. Within her systematic and expansive painting practice, she consistently explored the environments she inhabited and, through multiple iterations of the same image or theme, exhausted their possibilities for representation. She was best known for her room sized installations that explore landscaped such as houses, mountains, trees, gardens, and bodies of water.

Conceptual and novelistic, her work raises and revisits vernacular themes, while mathematics and conceptual games guided her creative process, often in resulting color indexes and grid-based patterns. Inspired by Minimalism, her artwork is often in series and oscillates between painting on steel plates and painting on canvas, occasionally combining the two. In addition to her lyrical conversations between mathematical abstraction and painterly iconography, the totalizing quality of her artwork touches upon many of the styles that she explored in subsequent bodies of work. Her exhibitions range from Abstract Expressionism to Minimalism to Conceptualism, some with elements of all three.

Jennifer Bartlett’s first retrospective was held in 1985 at the Walker Art Center, MN, and traveled to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO; the Brooklyn Museum, NY; and the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA. In 2006, the Addison Gallery of American Art presented a survey of Bartlett’s early enameled steel plate paintings in the period from 1968–76. In 2013–14, Klaus Ottmann curated her second traveling survey, Jennifer Bartlett: History of the Universe—Works 1970–2011, at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PA, and the Parrish Art Museum, NY. In 2014, the Cleveland Museum of Art united her three monumental plate pieces, Rhapsody (1975-76), Song (2007), and Recitative (2009-10) in the exhibition Epic Systems.

Bartlett’s works are represented in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, TX; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; the Tate Modern, London; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, among many others.

Locks Gallery has represented the artist for over 25 years.

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