- December 10th, 2004
DM Contemporary is pleased to present the work of Jackie
Battenfield in an
exhibition entitled: “Hothouse”. Battenfield creates bold, expressive paintings
and works on paper that range from the meditative to the dramatic. Her imagery
evokes elements of nature that mirror inner emotional landscapes. Her painting
process begins with layering translucent colors – colors which reflect a broad
emotional palette, rather than a realistic one – by pouring, brushing, sweeping,
and dripping the paint over the surface of the canvas. Anchoring these abstract,
atmospheric layers of paint are silhouettes of branches, gestural tree limbs,
and recognizable forms from nature. Battenfield describes her work as a metaphorical
“hothouse” sheltering her marks, colors, and the images she paints.
work has been exhibited extensively in galleries, universities and museums. In
1991, she was the recipient of a prestigious painting award from The Pollock-Krasner
Foundation, and in 1996, she received The Warren-Tanner Memorial Fund Award in
painting. Battenfield’s work is in over 1000 private, public, and corporate collections
worldwide including: Cablevision, Long Island, NY; Fidelity Investments, MA;
Jinling Tower, China; Sasaki Collection, Japan; Montclair Art Museum, NJ; Palmer
Museum of Art, PA; The New York Public Library, NY; The USA Department of State,
Washington, DC, as well as USA Embassy Collections in Peru, Brazil, and Croatia.
Battenfield was born in Pittsburgh, PA. She received her BA from Pennsylvania
State University, and her MFA from Syracuse University. She lives and works
in New York City, and teaches at the Bronx Museum of Art and at Columbia University.
will be a private reception on Sunday, November 7th, after which the exhibition
will be open to the public by appointment starting November 8th. An artist talk
will take place on November 16th. For further information please contact the
gallery by phone (516) 922-3552, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DM Contemporary, Box 263 Mill Neck New York 11765 TEL: 516 922 3552 www.dmcontemporary.com