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  November 8th - 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.

Battenfield’s 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.

Jackie 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.

There 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:

DM Contemporary, Box 263 Mill Neck New York 11765 TEL: 516 922 3552