Hiram Butler Gallery - New York Jennifer Bartlett Debuts Exhibition Two Paintings
Style Magazine Newswire | 7/19/2016, 4:36 p.m.
EXHIBITION: Jennifer Bartlett Two Paintings
WHO: Jennifer Bartlett is a contemporary American artist whose paintings, drawings, and prints combine abstraction and representation. Her innovative techniques and conceptual projects are partly born from her early experience working with an eclectic mix of teachers that included Alex Katz and Al Held, as well as being influenced by peers such as Brice Marden and Richard Serra. Born on March 14, 1941 in Long Beach, CA, she studied at Mills College in Oakland where she became friends with the noted abstract painter Elizabeth Murray, and went on to receive her MFA from the Yale School of Art. Bartlett’s works are found in many institutional collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. She lives and works in New York, NY.
STATEMENT: The work is an exhibition of two diptych oil paintings featuring subject matter that has been analyzed and structured in a way to give a sense of profound meaning. Pulling from her natural surroundings, including her Brooklyn garden, Bartlett utilizes a graining brush to leave a trail of parallel lines. Bartlett describes: “The graining brushes can be used horizontally and vertically, and then you have a grid. I begin by applying paint in terms of the image and then block it out by applying these lines. So the grid is built up over and over. I would use a regular small brush to bring something out, then take it down again, and build it up, and take it down and build it up.”
WHEN: 6 August – 24 September 2016
WHERE: Hiram Butler Gallery
4520 Blossom Street
Houston, TX 77007
HOURS: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
For more information, visit www.hirambutler.com