By Barry Schwabsky, Jennifer Bartlett
Over the course of her 40-year career, Jennifer Bartlett (born 1941) has tirelessly explored painting's expressive possibilities through a series of rigorous conceptual systems. Jennifer Bartlett: Epic Systems presents her three most ambitious, large-scale works in one volume: Rhapsody, Song and Recitative. All three are composed of hundreds of individual paintings Bartlett made on square steel plates coated in baked enamel and overlaid with a grid pattern. Epic Systems is the first publication to bring together these three critical works from the career of one of the most significant painters of the last half-century.