Videos

Hiroshima

A popular work at the Center, Hiroshima, showcases Bartlett’s incredible ability to collect stories and ideas and combine them to form an image that tells a different but similar story. In the 1994 piece, the viewer sees a woman looking off into the distance, and through the title, one can allude to the fact she…
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Leviathan

A painting with a straightforward religious context, Leviathan shows the biblical story of Jonah in a contemporary light. Not only that, but Bartlett finds it a way to represent where one can also find themselves in their own lives and how that could connect to the world.  
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Good Old Days

Made in 2000, The Good Old Days is a family-oriented image that focuses on Bartlett’s ideas of a fishing family’s life in Maine. Made during a time in which he claims as better days, hence the title, Bartlett focuses on the simple pleasures of family life.  
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After Andrew

A reference to the ’92 hurricane, this work, made in ’98, also references the artist’s mentor at the time, Andrew Wyeth. It focuses on the transformation after both events and what destruction and bare essentials were left with one, and what enrichment was left with the other.  
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Calling

Although seemingly just a painting of a cow, there is more to this piece from 1998. In this video, Bartlett discusses how this work is like a surreal self-portrait of himself. With many small details and symbolism to find within the work, it is much more than just a simple cow.  
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