530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
David Bartlett
Chelsea International Photography Competition
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Cell III   Cell III
    Digital on Hahnemühle Paper
    40" x 30"
    David Bartlett

  • Cell XII   Cell XII
    Digital on Hahnemühle Paper
    27" x 20"
    David Bartlett

  • Cell XI   Cell XI
    Digital on Hahnemühle Paper
    40" x 30"
    David Bartlett

  • Cell IX   Cell IX
    Digital on Hahnemühle Paper
    40" x 30"
    David Bartlett

  • Cell I   Cell I
    Digital on Hahnemühle Paper
    40" x 30"
    David Bartlett


DAVID BARTLETT

Chelsea International Photography Competition
January 27 - March 8, 2018
Reception: Thursday February 1, 2018 6-8 PM

David Bartlett photographs the bleak interiors of Eastern State Penitentiary, a notorious, defunct prison compound in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He captures the crumbling decay of the façade, revealing traces of the memories inscribed in the dilapidated spaces.

Bartlett’s empathetic photographs reveal the elemental physicality of his chosen emotionally charged interiors. Skylights let in mocking rays of sun that illuminate the space with supernatural shafts of light, and furniture remnants litter the apocalyptic scenes. Ultimately, Bartlett invites reflection upon the discomforting limitations of the human condition and our innate striving for transcendence.