until 19.12. | #2877ARTatBerlin | Galerie Pugliese Levi presents from 2nd October 2020 the solo show Volumes with photographs by the artist Mary Ellen Bartley. The exhibition takes place as part of the EMOP – European Month of Fotografie.
Mary Ellen Bartley is known for her photographs exploring the tactile and formal qualities of the printed book and its potential for abstraction. In her poetic minimalist images, the books’ contents are often hidden or only partially revealed, underscoring the tension between narrative and purely formal concerns.
Bartley has made projects in the private libraries of artists Robert Wilson, Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, as well as Giorgio Morandi.
For this exhibition the multiple meanings of its title Volumes will be explored, in the subject of volumes of books, the quiet volume of color palettes, and the geometric volumes of the compositions. It will also include a photo of Jackson Pollock’s damaged jazz records.
This exhibition at Galerie Pugliese Levi is the first solo show of the artist in Germany.
Mary Ellen Bartley was born in New York in 1959. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Purchase College, State University of New York and currently lives in Sag Harbor, NY.
Her work has been shown in a number of exhibitions and institutions including The Queens Museum, NY; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Houston Center for Photography; The Watermill Center, NY. In 2020 Bartley is visiting artist at MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna. She has been awarded several prestigious artist’s residencies in the past and is represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York.
Exhibition period: Friday, 2nd October – Saturday, 19th December 2020To the Gallery
Image caption: Untitled 60 (Paperbacks), 2014, Archival pigment print, 1/7
Exhibition Mary Ellen Bartley – Pugliese Levi | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Exhibitions Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin
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