Look at the link below to Jennifer Bartlett’s work at the Richard Gray Gallery. Read her biography and look at the works Amagansett Diptych (#2) and other works, #s 1-6, listed at the left at the site. Also at this site, scroll down and look at the paintings in the exhibition, New Works #s 1-7. Which work at this site (that uses the divided picture plane or grid) is your favorite and explain why.
At the site below, explain what this quote means and how the divided picture plane and the grid are important to this process;
“Remaining true to her vision of painting as a neverending associative construction that always leaves open connections to other ideas, Bartlett continues to experiment, always willing to subvert and unsettle the seeming happiness and simplicity of her imagery and words.”
Read about her series of 200 drawings (In the Garden) and then google in images: In the Garden Jennifer Bartlett. Why do you think it is considered a “tour de force”?
The following two articles give insights about the artist, her work habits, her aesthetics, and her context in late 20th century and contemporary art history.
After reading these 2 articles, discuss 2 important art historical concepts and 2 important concepts for the practicing artist (aesthetic tendencies or studio art practices.)