This multi-panel painting is one of my least favorite in the Anderson Collection. Bartlett, an artist I usually enjoy, seems to be doing something that I can not quite figure here, and at the same time, I can't deny that there IS something here, some figurative moment that appears to be working as a work of biomorphic abstraction within a a straight-forward, if disjointed, pair of landscapes.
And then it hit me - this is only a pair of landscapes because my brain stitches is together as one.
This is a work of forms, a series of completely abstract works that are then placed within proximity of one another, and my brain does the rest, but take this as an installation piece indtead of as a painting, and there's something here.
Or, at least I think there is...
Christopher J Garcia - Curator, Fan Writer, Podcaster, and a guy who just loves art.