"Jennifer Bartlett: Recitative” is on view through Feb. 26 at The Pace Gallery, New York City
A single painting that stretches more than 158 feet along three walls of the gallery. "Recitative" (2009–10) is Bartlett’s third large-scale painting and her largest to date in running feet. Comprised of 372 steel plates, the work is an epic exploration of color, painted in a style that reflects the reductive language of Minimalism and the rule-based systems of Conceptualism.
...it ranges across three walls of the gallery’s garagelike space, cycling through several styles of abstraction in a syncopated rhythm you can almost rap to. Essentially, it is a dialogue with art itself, where color is the central subject and intuition plays against mathematics. - nytimes.com
...each a step in Bartlett’s evolving narrative of relationships between color, shape and line. Like human relationships, they are too messy to be merely decorative. - nytimes.com