Lawrence Rubin · Greenberg Van Doren · Fine Art is pleased to present an exhibition of new large-scale paintings by Jennifer Bartlett. The exhibition will be on view from April 5 – May 13, 2000.
Included in this exhibition are over fifteen paintings on canvas and steel plates which explore new thematic territory for the artist. This body of work introduces the character of the monster into Bartlett’s vocabulary. Here monsters frolic in a forest of trees, read Proust, and in one painting, act as players in an opera. In almost all the paintings Bartlett uses the dot as her basic building block. Nowhere are these dots ordered and uniform. On the enameled steel plates they melt into each other to form delicately colored trees which refer to the seasonal cycle. In the monster series they shape themselves into shadowy figures and their backdrops. Dots playfully defy their grids and erupt into brilliantly colored spheres in several of the works on canvas.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated color catalogue with a personal essay by Joan Didion.
Lawrence Rubin · Greenberg Van Doren · Fine Art is located at 730 5th Avenue at 57th Street, New York, NY 10019. Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM. For more information about the exhibition, please contact Belinda Marcus at 212.445.0444.