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Stephen Bartlett

Stephen Bartlett

Medium sculpture

Website http://www.stevebartlett.net


Material and process is at the heart of the work of Maine sculptor Steve Bartlett. Using a self taught construction technique, he assembles individually steam bent sections of wood, adding one piece to the next by hand. Starting with a specific shape in mind, intuition and the characteristics inherent in wood determine the evolution of the work. Suggestive of nature and the human body, his pieces emerge as substantial and well considered, intentional and enigmatic. Steve Bartlett (b. 1961) received a B.A. in Studio Art from Kenyon College, Gambier, OH. His work has been exhibited in galleries, museums, corporate venues, and public spaces throughout the United States. Recent exhibitions include “Exactly, precision and process” at Pamela Salisbury Gallery, Hudson, NY, “Steve Bartlett: Works from 2013-2018” at the Zillman Art Museum, Bangor, ME and “Untitled, 2020: Art from Maine in a _____ Time” at the Portland Museum of Art. Steve lives and works in Bath, ME