Jennifer Bartlett: Painting the Language of Nature and Painting, 2006
Text by Donald Kuspit
78 pages, Hardcover
Published by Locks Art Publications
ISBN: 1-879173-76-x $20.00
This catalog accompanied an exhibition of new large-scale paintings based on Bartlett's earlier sketches of the coastal landscape. Text juxtaposes the imagery with short phrases of the artist's internal monologue, a droll commentary on the context and circumstance of her subjects. Art critic David Cohen remarks, "Ms. Bartlett's work remains coolly conceptual while edging towards observation, sensuality and personality." This publication looks at these new works and the collision of the old language of painting and the neutral non-material of language within the works.