“Form, Fantasy and Experimentation” Paintings by Sam Bartman

Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Form, Fantasy and Experimentation” paintings by Sam Bartman at the Harrison Public Library on view February 3-22, 2019 with an opening reception February 9 from 2:00 to 4:00pm.

Sam Bartman describes himself as an outsider and self taught experimentalist.

His keen observations and fearless manipulation of materials and imagery result in engaging and beautiful expressionistic paintings that are bold, skillful and exuberant.

Bartman’s self referenced pieces are never copied from sketches or site painted, but spontaneously mined from his continual visual grazing and mental store house, both conscious and subconscious.

Mixing resins, varnishes, automotive paints, and artist oils with water based materials, he practiced a visual and technical alchemy with his “special sauce” that enhanced drying and made reproducible chemical reactions that inspired his visual experiments.

Painting for almost 60 years with the same focus and tenacity he used as a business owner, Bartman created over 2000 pieces.   His exclusive practice of painting on 17″x 17″ repurposed reflective plastic sheets lent itself to wide investigation of imagery and surface within a unifying visual structure and discipline.

He has shown in group shows since the early 1990’s, in Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island. His first solo exhibition, a retrospective, filling the three galleries at Gallery 66 in Cold Spring, NY, was presented in 2017.

Sam Bartman was born in 1922, in Brooklyn, NY.  He currently lives in Rye Brook, NY.

The exhibit may be viewed Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30am to 9:00pm; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 9:30am to 5:30pm and Sundays 1:00pm to 5:00pm.  For info call the Library 914-835-0324 or see harrisonpl.org.





Event Location and Ticket Information

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Harrison Public Library
2 Bruce Avenue
Harrison, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Times: All Day

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Harrison Public Library
Presenter Phone: 9148350324
Presenter Website: harrisonpl.org